J.G. Ballard:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
James Graham (J.G.) Ballard (b. 1930 - d. 2009) was born in Shanghai; this excellent British writer spent several years in an internment camp in Japan during WWII. He writes "I don't think you can go through the experience of war without one's perceptions of the world being forever changed. The reassuring stage set that everyday reality in the suburban west presents to us is torn down; you see the ragged scaffolding, and then you see the truth beyond that, and it can be a frightening experience."
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Anti-Virus Design Software

Super-Cannes: A Novel (2000)

Bio-Fabric - living cloth

Say Goodby to the Wind (1970)

Cloud Sculpting - remake the clouds

The Cloud Sculptors of Coral D (1967)

Free Telephone Call

The Subliminal Man (1963)

Inert-Wear - unfashionably static

Say Goodby to the Wind (1970)

Photosensitive Pigment

Cry Hope, Cry Fury! (1966)

Plastex - self-healing material

The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista (1962)

Psychotropic House

The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista (1962)

Sand-Yacht (Land Schooner)

Cry Hope, Cry Fury! (1966)

Self-Healing Building - building materials

The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista (1962)

Senso-Cells - read the quirks

The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista (1962)

Static House - frozen personality

The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista (1962)

Subliminal Billboards

The Subliminal Man (1963)

Verse Transcriber

Studio 5, The Stars (1971)


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