“After a million years or so, those screens are about to be removed, and once they have gone, then, for the first time, men will really know what it is to be alive.” — Extreme Metaphors: Collected Interviews with J.G. Ballard, 1967-2008, ed. Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara (2012).
“A fertile imagination is better than any drug.” — Ibid.
• Vermilion Glands — review of The Inner Man: The Life of J.G. Ballard (W&N 2011)
There was an interview in the Torygraph with Ballard’s daughter. It seems you were right, and the author did fabricate a lot of stuff. Part of the ever-profitable “write a book about someone when they’re dead and can’t sue you” school, I suppose.
These terrible lies about my father have sullied our lives
Thanks for link. Baxter seems to have been taking revenge on Ballard rather than writing a biography. Ballard’s daughter is apparently a key/core component of the Guardianista community, but then so are most Ballard fans.