Off-Topic: Weird futures in Vermilion Sands

In the morning, his lawn is covered with poems, which take the form of ribbon and coloured streamers. His neighbor is a poet, so that narrows things down a bit. Inevitably, he goes to complain.

I’ve been reading Vermilion Sands this past week, a collection of short stories by JG Ballard that are all based in a fictitious desert holiday community – Palm Springs or the scorched armpits of Arizona – at some point in the nebulous future. It’s a short book but I’m eking it out. I don’t want it to end. I knew I was going to love it – there’s Ballard, of course, but it’s also hard not feel something for a paperback that comes with its own 3D glasses for viewing the fractal depths of the cover art.

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In the morning, his lawn is covered with poems, which take the form of ribbon and coloured streamers. His neighbor is a poet, so that narrows things down a bit. Inevitably, he goes to complain. I’ve been reading Vermilion Sands this past week, a collection of short stories by JG Ballard that are all based…

In the morning, his lawn is covered with poems, which take the form of ribbon and coloured streamers. His neighbor is a poet, so that narrows things down a bit. Inevitably, he goes to complain. I’ve been reading Vermilion Sands this past week, a collection of short stories by JG Ballard that are all based…

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