Sunday, November 9, 2014

Quote of the Week and Week to Come

"We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind -- mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality."

J. G. (James Graham) Ballard (November 15, 1930 - April 19, 2009)

The Empire of the Sun
The Drowned World
The Burning World
The Crystal World
This week on Writing from the Peak:

* Exotic Dancers and Free Beer!      MB Partlow

* Time Stealers                                     Jax Hunter

* Sweet Success! J.T. Evans               Kathie Scrimgeour

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