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date: 01 December 2020

J. G. Ballard 1930–2009
British writer 

  1. A car crash harnesses elements of eroticism, aggression, desire, speed, drama, kinaesthetic factors, the stylizing of motion, consumer goods, status—all these in one event. I myself see the car crash as a tremendous sexual event really: a liberation of human and machine libido (if there is such a thing).
    interview in Penthouse September 1970
  2. Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
    ‘Fictions of Every Kind’ in Books and Bookmen February 1971