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Short Stories J. G. Ballard: The Voices of Time, Deep End, Zone of Terror, Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan, Venus Smiles by Books LLC

Short Stories

J. G. Ballard: The Voices of Time, Deep End, Zone of Terror, Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan, Venus Smiles by Books LLC

Published May 25th 2010
ISBN : 9781156900444
Paperback
44 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Voices of Time, Deep End, Zone of Terror, Why I Want to FuckMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Voices of Time, Deep End, Zone of Terror, Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan, Venus Smiles, the Concentration City, Minus One, Track 12, Billennium, Mr F. Is Mr F., Studio 5, the Stars, the Sound-Sweep, the Day of Forever, the Recognition, Mobile. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Voices of Time is a dystopian science fiction short story by British author J. G. Ballard. It was first published in the October 1960 edition of New Worlds (Volume 99, Number 33), and later in the 1962 collection The Voices of Time and Other Stories. It is an early example of the Inner Space type of story which drove the New Wave movement in the 1960s. Its primary theme is one which was common in the New Wave, that of entropy and the breakdown of all things. In a sense, the story has little or no plot. Instead it follows a scientist, Powers, who is in a state of mental and physical decline. He works at a research clinic in a landscape of hills and dry salt lake beds, somewhat like the deserts of California. He has done research into psychiatry and neurosurgery but has resigned, as he finds his hours of wakefulness getting shorter and shorter. He seems about to become yet another Sleeper, one of an increasing number of people who lapse into a coma from which they cannot be roused. Many such are housed at the clinic. Powers records his feelings, and his last interviews with his therapist, in a journal in which he also records strange epigrams, such as Goodbye, Eniwetok - an allusion that increased levels of background radiation from nuclear weapons testing is somehow responsible for mankinds predicament in the storyline. Along with excerpts from recordings of interviews, such entries drive the story forward and provide a counterpoint...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=638065