David Ian Paddy for my upcoming biocritical study of J.G. Ballard. David is a Professor of English at Whittier College and the author of one of the best books I've read on Ballard, The Empires of J.G. Ballard: An Imagined Geography, which I referred to frequently.
"Did J. G. Ballard protest too much? In this engaging work, Wilson makes a compelling case that, though Ballard often distanced himself from science fiction, his entire oeuvre belongs to the genre, even if Ballard fundamentally changed the genre along the way to include the terrain of inner space and the science-fictionalization of everyday life. A wonderful reading of one of late modernity’s greatest imaginative writers."
My book will be released later this year as part of University of Illinois Press's Modern Masters of Science Fiction series.