The chief proponent of New Wave science fiction during the 1960s, J.G. Ballard in the intervening decades has become one of the most significant and influential voices in contemporary fiction, an author whose apocalyptic imaginings have explored the major myths and metaphors of our century. One of Ballard's most insistent concerns, beginning with qThe Cage of Sandq in 1962, has been the psychological implications of man's exploration of outer space. Over the years the author has written a series of mesmerizing stories set within the rusting gantries of Cape Canaveral, involving moribund astronauts encircling the Earth, and depicting a world in retreat from the ravages of time. All of the Cape Canaveral and related fiction is collected in the present volume, including several previously unreprinted works by this visionary master. qThe Cage of Sand, q qA Question of Re-entry, q qThe Dead Astronaut, q qMy Dream of Flying to Wake Island, q qNews from the Sun, q qMemories of the Space Age, q qMyths of the Near Future, q and qThe Man Who Walked on the Moon.qAll of the Cape Canaveral and related fiction is collected in the present volume, including several previously unreprinted works by this visionary master.
|Title||:||Memories of the space age|
|Author||:||J. G. Ballard|
|Publisher||:||Arkham House Pub - 1962|