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JG BALLARD ValuPak: 3 Books, S&D#10 Tabloid, Photo


RE/Search founder V. Vale is the ONLY independent U.S. publisher to publish FOUR books by J.G. Ballard: The Atrocity Exhibition; <”>J.G. Ballard Conversations; J.G. Ballard QUOTES. Also included is Search & Destroy #10 with J.G. Ballard interview (& W.S. Burroughs interview, too) plus an 11″x17″ Xerox of a J.G. Ballard two-page piece in the rare RE/Search #1 tabloid. (Sorry but this ValuPak does NOT include “RE/SEARCH #8/9: J.G. Ballard. Why? Because we’re sold out! Newest addition: a 4″x6” color photo of J.G. Ballard in his home, taken by V. Vale.


The Atrocity Exhibition – A large-format, illustrated edition, Atrocity Exhibition is widely regarded as Ballard’s finest, most complex work. Withdrawn by E.P. Dutton after having been shredded by Doubleday, this outrageous work was finally in a small edition by Grove before lapsing out-of-print. with four additional fiction pieces, extensive annotations (a book in themselves). Includes notes on the original writings by Ballard himself and beautiful illustrations by Phoebe Gloeckner, plus haunting infrared photographs by Ana Barrado.

(No longer included, sorry!: RE/Search #8/9: J.G. Ballard – A comprehensive special on this supremely relevant writer, now famous for Empire of the Sun and Crash. This strikingly illustrated volume contains interviews and a wealth of rare selections from every aspect of Ballard’s career.)

J.G. Ballard: Quotes – The musician Nick Cave once said that he keeps this book on his bedside table. ‘Sex times Technology equals The Future,’ proposed J.G. Ballard in 1972. For those who can’t wait: be forewarned: the future never comes. With its promise of arousal and endlessly deferred climax, the formula is echoed repeatedly in today’s world of advertising. J.G. Ballard not only was the first primary writer to deal with ecological catastrophes (in his first four novels), but also the first to recognize the significance of celebrity and psychopathology in the future media-inundated landscape. He psychoanalyzed the ulterior significance of the car crash in his book CRASH, and mapped out Inner Space as the primary cultural territory of the future — as he signaled the Death of the Space Age.

J.G. Ballard Quotes – In today’s dense communications environment, where the average New Yorker experiences 14,000 branding messages each day, one needs to continually make sense of a bafflingly complex, constantly changing environment. Brief, succinct quotes can quickly produce clarity amid moral murkiness—like a torch illuminating a dark forest ahead.

This book is especially aimed at all who have to work for a living. It is our hope that many a commute may be mollified by this quotations book, which is easy to carry and use–just one minute at a bus stop may yield an inspiration sufficient to set one’s imagination reeling.

J.G. Ballard CONVERSATIONS: In these collected dialogues, Ballard proves himself to be among the most prophetic visionaries of the 21st century. His advice RE the longterm economic downturn/inequality we’re immersed in: “I remain optimistic!”

Search & Destroy #10: tabloid has our first long interview with J.G. Ballard PLUS our first interview with William S. Burroughs, available nowhere else. Impossible to find in a store.
Again, a 4×6″ color analogue (not digital) photographic print of J.G. Ballard taken at his home by V. Vale. Signed by V. Vale.


J.G. BALLARD is **THE** visionary prophet of the 21st Century – if you want to know what the future looks like, you owe it to yourself to experience the “Ballardian” world view, exemplified by quotations such as “Sex times technology = the future.” Perhaps more importantly, Ballard will change your aesthetics to “Ballardian Aesthetics”—the way you view the world, media, et al. And remember, “Aesthetics Determine Consumption.”

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