Inner and outer space: J. G. Ballard – “High Rise” and Kim Stanley Robinson – “Aurora”

The imminent release of a Ben Wheatley’s film of this novel led me to re reading “High Rise”for the first time since its original publication in 1975. “Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during … More Inner and outer space: J. G. Ballard – “High Rise” and Kim Stanley Robinson – “Aurora”

Christmas past: a transistor and a christmas bath

A second selection from my mum’s christmas books, these are all from 1963. A very important year as looking at my present list I was bought my first transistor radio, which forever afterwards went with me everywhere. I can assume that the batteries in my stocking were to power it. Next there is my mum’s … More Christmas past: a transistor and a christmas bath