Ballard was the kind of writer who could look into the quiet, ordered streets around him and "see anything he likes". He was right. Ballard is a writer for whom anything is possible - a prose surrealist drawn to extremity and stylised representations of modernity, in which ordinary experience is never what it seems: it is always capable of being transformed into something remarkable.
Jason Cowley

Susie MacMurray
It's not up to you. It never really was.
Gustav Metzger