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hutch0
Date: 2009-04-19 19:13
Subject: JG Ballard
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The news has just been released that JG Ballard died this morning. It was no secret that he was ill and that he wasn't going to get better, but it's still very sad news. A giant has passed.
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rou_killingtime
User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2009-05-04 02:34 (UTC)
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I've a confession to make. Devil Car is the only Zelazny story I *have* read.

In fact, for many of the authors who appear in this collection, I've only read that one example of their work. For a couple more, I've only read maybe one or two of their other stories. The only real exceptions, of whom I can say I've read several of their works are Moorcock, Aldiss and P.K. Dick.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-06 22:34 (UTC)
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Ooh, Zelazny's brilliant. The short stories and novellas in particular. He was a big influence on me, too.
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rou_killingtime
User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2009-05-07 08:30 (UTC)
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You're in good company then, as I've read that George R. R. Martin and Neil Gaiman count him as a big influence on them too.

By the way, I discovered that Devil Car is available to be read online:

http://lib.ru/ZELQZNY/devilcar.txt
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-08 22:44 (UTC)
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I haven't read a lot of Martin - although I think `Sandkings' is one of the best stories ever written. And I haven't read a lot of Gaiman either - although I loved American Gods with a passion. Thanks for the link; I'll sit and give that a read when I get time.
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rou_killingtime
User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2009-05-07 08:45 (UTC)
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In the course of discovering that Devil Car exists online, I also found that it was part of a trilogy of sorts. The other two stories are Auto-de-Fé and Last of the Wild Ones.

All three revolve around the concept of artificially intelligent cars, some of whom kill their drivers and turn feral.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-08 22:54 (UTC)
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`Auto da Fe' was written for the original Dangerous Visions anthology, I think, which is where I read it first. `Last Of The Wild Ones' is another one I don't know, but now I think about it, Zelazny did seem to have a thing about cars.
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