Born in Shanghai November 15, 1930, James Graham Ballard
spent several formative years in a Japanese concentration camp before settling
in England in 1946. After RAF flight training and medical studies with the aim
of becoming a psychoanalyst, Ballard concentrated on inventing the genre of
Speculative Fiction, charting the myths and psychopathologies of the near
future. His autobiographical novel Empire of the Sun was made into a
feature film by Steven Spielberg; David Cronenberg filmed his techno-noir-sex
To date Ballard has written 17 prophetic/poetic novels; in
his newest, Millennium People (2003), random acts of terrorism
dynamically unsettle London, England. The Complete Short Stories of J.G.
Ballard, recently released, is almost 1200 pages and an instant classic.
J.G. Ballard has been featured in Search
& Destroy #10, the RE/Search #1-2-3 tabloids, RE/Search #8/9:
J.G. Ballard, and the RE/Search illustrated edition of The Atrocity
Exhibition. RE/Search is proud to have published J.G. BALLARD QUOTES;
and J.G. BALLARD CONVERSATIONS, featuring interviews conducted by MARK
PAULINE (Survival Research Laboratories) and GRAEME REVELL (SPK; composer).