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Ballard, James Graham

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.

1930 – Born on the 15th of November in Shanghai.


1946 – Ballard came to England with his mother and sister.


1949 – He went on to study medicine at King’s College, Cambridge.


1951 – Published his short story "The Violent Noon" won a crime story competition.


1952 – He went to the University of London to read English Literature.


1953 – Joined the RAF, and was sent to the RCAF flight-training base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.


1954 – Ballard left the RAF and returned to England.


1955 – Married Helen Mary Matthews and settled in Chiswick.


1957 – Worked as assistant editor on Chemistry and Industry, a scientific journal.


1960 – Moved with his family to Shepperton, outside London.

1962 – Wrote the novels "The Drowned World".

1964 – He wrote "The Drought".


1970 – Organized an exhibition of crashed cars at the New Arts Laboratory


1973 – Ballard wrote, "Crash".


1984 – He wrote "Empire of the Sun".


1989 – Published "The Enormous Space" in the Science fiction magazine Interzone


1991 – Ballard wrote "The Kindness of Women".


1994 – Ballard wrote "Rushing to Paradise".