Bookbabble Episode 42: Online Author Fanaticism

Aug 15, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 42: Online Author Fanaticism

Recorded 10 Aug 2009
Babblers: Gem, Renee, Marcel, Donny

The babblers talk about the enthusiasm that surrounds some authors online, based upon the article “Why do Pynchon, Ballard and Wallace provoke such online loyalty?” from Times Online. 


Show Length: 1:33:18 mins



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RIP, JG Ballard

Apr 20, 2009 by

Various sources around the internet reported on the death of JG Ballard, author of books such as Empire of the Sun and Crash.

Such was his influence that the adjective ‘Ballardian’ has made it to the Collins English Dictionary:

defined as “resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard’s novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments”

Read it from BBC here.

Update: Boingboing has a host of links related to Ballard’s death.  Go here.

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