Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:
• Sex/Dream Metaphors – Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with J.G. Ballard, edited by Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara (Fourth Estate 2014)
• DNAncient – Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes, Svante Pääbo (Basic Books 2014)
• The Cult of Cthulhu – H.P. Lovecraft: The Classic Horror Stories, edited by Roger Luckhurst (Oxford University Press 2013)
• Rauc’ and Role – Mortality, Christopher Hitchens (Atlantic Books 2012)
• #BooksThatShouldNotBe — Tip-top Transgressive Texts…
Or Read a Review at Random: RaRaR
“But I assume Ballard never read Lovecraft and perhaps never even heard of him. That’s a shame, because Lovecraft might have fertilized Ballard’s work with even stranger and stronger ideas.”
Isn’t there a Ballard story in The Starry Wisdom (alongside yourself I believe)
I’d forgotten that, but it was included in TSW because it was Lovecraftian in spirit, not because it was inspired by HPL. Also, Ballard may never heard that he’d had something included there. In EXTREME METAPHORS, the first time he knows that he has a story in a new SF collection is when one of the interviewers tells him. Presumably his agent dealt with everything. The same probably happened with TSW.
Yikes, common industry practise?
With an author as successful as Ballard it probably is.