Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nice collection of J.G. Ballard covers

James Graham Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and prominent member of the New Wave movement in science fiction. His best-known books are Crash (1973), adapted into a film by David Cronenberg, and the semi-autobiographical Empire of the Sun (1984), made into a film by Steven Spielberg, based on Ballard's boyhood in the International Settlement and internment by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War.

His book's covers were always colorful and controversial. There is a great collection here.

Rick McGrath, writer and curator of what may be the largest collection of J.G. Ballard first editions in the world offers some very interesting commentary and insight into these covers over at BALLARDIAN.

Found over at Coudal Partners


Rick McGrath said...

Thanks for the link! And if you're a Ballard fan, you'll find lots more to amuse you!

Rick McGrath said...

And if you'd like to read my opinion on how effective these covers are as art, go here: http://www.ballardian.com/rick-mcgrath-jg-ballard-cover-art

David Booker said...

Thanks for visiting, Rick. I hope you don't mind, but I put a link to that BALLARDIAN article in the body of the main post. I enjoyed it very much!