The Voices Of Time

The Voices Of Time Susan Sontag, Anthony Burgess, Graham Greene, William Burroughs, Robert Nye And Angela Carter Are Among The Host Of Admirers Of J G Ballard S Fiction His Extraordinary Inventiveness And The Unfailing Grace And Energy Of His Writing Are Triumphantly Displayed In This Classic Collection Of Stories, Which Includes The Overloaded Man , Chronopolis And The Garden Of Time , Which Anthony Burgess Called One Of The Most Beautiful Stories Of The World Canon Of Short FictionThese Haunting Tales Of Pity And Terror And Longing, Firmly Grounded In Psychological Realism And Tightly Plotted, Transcend Classification As Fantasy Or Science Fiction They Are Literature Of The Highest Order Jacket Description

James Graham J G Ballard 15 November 1930 19 April 2009 was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist Ballard came to be associated with the New Wave of science fiction early in his career with apocalyptic or post apocalyptic novels such as The Drowned World 1962 , The Burning World 1964 , and The Crystal World 1966 In the late 1960s and early 1970s Ballard focused on a

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 214 pages
  • The Voices Of Time
  • J.G. Ballard
  • Portuguese
  • 11 February 2018
  • 9789722107297

10 thoughts on “The Voices Of Time

  1. says:

    Ballard me est fascinando Esos paisajes ambientados en futuros desolados, narrados de una manera tan clara y po tica, dejan huella.Estos son los ocho relatos incluidos en Las voces del tiempo , en la edici n de Minotauro de 1992 Existe otra edici n de 1978 con el mismo t tulo, en la que solo coinciden tres cuentos Las voces del tiempo El barrendero de sonidos El hombre sobrecargado Trece a Centauro El jard n del tiempo La jaula de arena Las torres de observaci n Cron polis.Todos los relatos son magn ficos, pero por encima de los dem s, destacar a El jard n del tiempo , mi favorito, y Las voces del tiempo.

  2. says:

    En mi af n completista, ten a que leer el resto de cuentos que no aparec an en la edici n de Minotauro de 1992 Ambas ediciones solo tienen tres relatos en com n Las voces del tiempo incre ble relato, de lo mejor que he le do ltimamente , El barrendero de sonidos que gran idea para un relato y El hombre sobrecargado.Estos son los cuatro cuentos diferentes para esta edici n Zona de terror Larsen est en una zona de retiro, en pleno desierto, en una urbanizaci n donde solo est n l y un psic logo La idea es la de la empresa de Larsen, para darle un respiro Pero de repente empieza a tener alucinaciones Nicho 69 Donde se experimenta con tres pacientes la necesidad de dormir Zona de espera El protagonista se traslada a Murak, en otro planeta, para trabajar en el observatorio Va a estar dos a os, sustituyendo a su predecesor, que en principio iba estar el mismo tiempo, y ya lleva quince a os all Por qu , se preguntar Ocaso Ya apenas queda gente en la Tierra La explotaci n del planeta ha eliminado, literalmente, incluso los oc anos.Nuevamente, he quedado fascinado por la imaginaci n y la puesta en escena de estas historias, adem s de por la forma de escribir de Ballard.

  3. says:

    Margaret Atwood wrote a great thing about reading Raymond Chandler for his descriptions of furniture I think I feel that way about JGB and his topography It is like Freudian psychedelic dreamscapes that leak fleeting cosmic revelation while some plot stuff goes on in the foreground So so good

  4. says:

    It s a tribute to both the nature and scope of Ballard s imagination that this 1964 collection of stories has scarcely aged at all The technological barely concerns him, only intruding into his narratives as a part of the fabric of life Where it is central, as with the capture of embedded sound in The Sound Sweep , it s often so bizarre as to be completely original But what really seems to motivate Ballard is mood Again and again he returns to the same haunting images, like a vulture circling the carcass of his unconscious Abandoned cityscapes recur constantly, a recapitulation perhaps of his boyhood experiences of an evacuated Shanghai It makes for an eerie body of fiction that I find irresistible.The most notable stories in this collection are The Overloaded Man , a frightening study of the nature of perception, and The Garden of Time , a tale of decline and fall that is simple and momentous enough to achieve mythic status.

  5. says:

    I loved these short stories so vivid and the imagery haunts me occasionally still The Garden of Time story in particular filled me with irreconcilable pathos I wonder why I have not gotten around to reading Ballard

  6. says:

    Think this was the first short story collection I read by Ballard.I never quite know how to describe him but weird and wonderful are always in the list of adjectives.

  7. says:

    Not a ton to say on this one The thing is, because Ballard is such an intense writer, I had trouble going directly from one story to the next which is great Except that I never really felt an actual pull to go back to the next one, so it took me awhile to get through and nothing realllly stuck.But anyway some really solid stories The Voices of Time , The Watch Towers , and Chronopolis were my faves , and not a single bad one just no real standouts Still worth the read

  8. says:

    I m going to briefly review each story individually The stories included in my edition, with this cover, are not all the same as those listed in the description here on Goodreads Voices of Time 5 starsI don t know why exactly, but I was blown away by this story I found it the most difficult to follow in the whole collection, and I think that is what made the story so great it leaves a lot of detail for the reader to fill in Ballard sets the scene the reader realizes the reality, assuming the story works for a given reader It worked for me This story has it all obscure references to a past WW3 genetic mutation from nuclear radiation, resulting in awesome and creepy creatures an eerie disease threatening the human species an unsettling, mystery ending to a space mission a limited, teasing form of contact with aliens and general metaphysical ball tripping related in my opinion to the incomprehensible nature of time and the insubstantiality of the physical world, at least from the perspective of an insuperably human mind The Sound Sweep 2 starsThis story was far too long for what it was The concept was kind of cool a near future where ultrasonic music has rendered audible music obsolete and where people have discovered that sound leaves an annoying residue which must be swept away but Ballard asks far too much of the reader in terms of caring about characters that no one in there right mind would care about To that extent, the story exposes a prominent weakness of Ballard s character development The Overloaded Man 4 stars A pretty awesome story about the contingency of meaning, reminiscent of Plato s cave, but in reverse A man methodically disassociates his understanding of objects in the visible world, effectively turning everyday objects like chairs and houses into abstract shapes and colours To be clear this guy is just losing his shit the only thing he wants to associate with is the thought of a young, supple female With respect to everything else, he s content to clear his mind of comprehension, to simply view the world view, not understand Everything mends together, and the man falls into a sort of trance, euphorically perceiving a wonderful scene of, well, nothing the noumenon, if you will Ahh, the ineluctable modality of the visible not only is vision merely a mode of experience because other senses are lacking, but also because the mind cannot form a concrete, sensible perception of its surroundings without the subject s innate and learned knowledge about the nature of that which is viewed Thirteen to Centaurus 4 starsAn unsettling story I can t for the life of me understand why anyone would sign up for this study and subject his or her offspring to such a circumscribed life of utter naivety Nonetheless, I have to back Ballard here because he gives us a sci fi story which breaks away from the mainstream sci fi bandwagon in which space travel is a foregone conclusion The government has an interesting project here, with foreseeable benefits, but, still, I really can t understand how Ballard could conceive of such a study ever flying yeah, so the original subjects agreed to it but signing your and your progeny s lives away It s like agreeing to be a slave where s the rightful honour It s abominable Anyway, it reminded me of life in the vaults in Fallout, but at least that shit was sensible The Garden of Time 3 stars A decent little fairy tale about a husband and wife who live on the edge of time perhaps it s accurate to say beyond time, but that ignores the fact that time does catch up with them in the end putting off the inevitable The Cage of Sand 3 stars So there s this guy who designed a city for Mars and couldn t face his disillusionment this woman whose husband s coffin is a one man rocket revolving around the earth along with other unlucky space pioneers why not take them down you can t convince me it s not worth the cost and a failed astronaut And they all saw the immense potential of space travel but it just didn t pan out So they re all living like hooligans near the old launch site in Florida, view spoiler refusing to leave even though the area s quarantined on account of tons of Martian sand dumped there, which was brought over as ballast for Earth on return space flights because of like worries about the displacement of Earth s mass from all the machinery and supplies being transported to Mars Huh Yeah and so the sand carried over some alien disease that kills Terran plant life hide spoiler

  9. says:

    A rather unequal collection of stories involving time travel The one that made the best impression was about an apparatus called a Sonovac In the near future, people only listen to ultra and subsonic music Normal sound residues are cleaned away out of buildings, like dust A professional sound cleaner wants to re launch the career of an opera diva, who has sunk into oblivion after the disappearance of audible music She hardly deserves it, beacause she has a horrible character that resembles the actress from Sunset Boulevard In the end, the young man uses his abilities to pay her back for her arrogance.

  10. says:

    Another magnificent collection of perception altering weirdness by one of the finest author s the United Kingdom has ever produced The Voices of Time not only reaches the same vertiginous heights of excellence that his Terminal Beach achieved, but, somehow their reach is somewhat higher not only are these finely wrought tales hugely engrossing, they are also profoundly inspirational truly, J.G Ballard s tremendous talent was a greatly rewarding gift for all lovers of superlative thinking

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