I'm happy to announce that I have a couple of new written pieces that reflect on one of my favorite writers, the late J.G. Ballard, to coincide with the filming of his 1975 novel High Rise.
The first of these, "Foundations for a High Rise", is now available via the "Keyframe" magazine that accompanies the film site Fandor. My sincere thanks to the editorial and design staff working there, since this piece is one of the most nicely laid out articles of mine that I've seen in a while...the additional imagery and helpful hyperlinking matched up perfectly with my intentions, even though I didn't provide any suggestions for such supplemental info.
I hope the above will be a great starting point for those interested in science fiction of the "visionary present," as Ballard called it.
I have a second piece that will also be upcoming via the Spanish-language Detour magazine, cut from the same cloth as the above piece but focusing more squarely on architectural / urban planning concerns, and how Ballard's own clever proposals for such should prompt us to re-consider his undeserved status as a "dystopian" writer. Anyway, more news on this one soon, as the publication date is pending. For now, "get in on the ground floor" and enjoy the Fandor column...