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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 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 (((E-PUB))) ↷ The Voices of Time and other stories ☞ 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 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 circli 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 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 readingBallard 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. 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 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 resemble 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 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 The best prose in science fiction you can wish for The happenings constitute a different world where people are still trying to adapt The book lost me here and there but then, a great idea or a good ending shook me and prepared me to go on to the next tale. I m not much of Sci Fi fan, but I am glad this was recommended by a friend Ballard had my attention from page one There wasn t too much of the over used science vocabulary about space ships and all that turns me away from other SF works I love the suspense stories especially.