The Guardian newspaper has reported that author J.G. Ballard has passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer. His agent, Margaret Hanbury, announced that Ballard died this morning. He was 78.
Here's the Gaurdian obit: [www.guardian.co.uk]
And this is a very nice piece tribute fresh off the keyboard of Jeff VanderMeer:
Mr. Ballard blew minds and twisted perspectives like few others. I am very glad for every page of his I ever read and look forward to sharing him with new readers.