99 stellavista

Welcome to 99 StellaVista,
the J.G. Ballard online resource.

I've been reading the writing of British author J.G. Ballard for over twenty years now and I enjoy his work as much now as I did back in high school when I first discovered it. Ballard's style of writing spans an area of its own, somewhere between literature and science fiction, with influences of psychology and surrealism. His stories are global disaster novels, voyages of inner space and sun-burnt tragedies at seaside resorts. There are separate indexes for his novels, short story collections, and then a mixed Ballard-related group including further info and links.

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The Artistry and Storytelling of Nick Bantock

Nick Bantock is a storyteller and artist, best-known for his Griffin & Sabine series.  His books contain lush collages of ephemera that help illustrate the story and transport the reader. His latest book, URGENT 2ND CLASS, is a reader's guid...

The name is Bond... James Bond

Starting in 1962, the action movies based on the fictional British spy created by Ian Fleming have continued to draw fans around the world.On November 17, 2006, the twenty-first Bond movie CASINO ROYALE will be released to US cinemas, featuring Danie...

David Cronenberg

Sometimes nicknamed "the King of Venereal Horror," David Cronenberg is a Canadian film director known for exploring themes of bodily mutation and psychological transformation in his movies.

The Art of H.R. Giger

This lens will take a look at H.R. Giger's art and how he's explored and expanded it throughout his career, including paintings, furniture design, movie designs (Alien, Species) and more.

The Divine Madness of Terry Gilliam

 This lens is about animator/screenwriter/film director Terry Gilliam.  He was the sole American in the British comedy troupe MONTY PYTHON, where he originally became known for his cut-out animations.  With the expansion of the Pythons...

The Cinematic Art of Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway got his art training in the medium of painting, but he is best known to the world as the director of films such as THE PILLOW BOOK, DROWNING BY NUMBERS and THE COOK THE THIEF HIS WIFE & HER LOVER.

BRAVE NEW WORLD By Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel BRAVE NEW WORLD raised controversy when it was first published, and the debate has barely changed in all this time.  Frequently challenged with banning attempts, the novel depicts a future of conspicuous consumption,...

Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future

With his trademark stutter and quirky sense of humor, Max Headroom was a prominent and virtual media personality and commercial pitchman in the 1980s.  Take a look back, to twenty minutes into the future...


MILLENIUM was created by X-FILES creator Chris Carter and it ran on the Fox network from 1996 to 1999.  It followed former FBI profiler Frank Black and his experiences with the Millenium Group, a secret organization working around events connect...

The Prisoner

I Am Not A Number, I Am A Free Man!  You are number 6.....  THE PRISONER was a television series that ran in Britian in 1967-1968.  Most of the series was created, written and directed by Irish actor Patrick McGoohan.  This was on...

UFO - the tv series

U.F.O. was a British TV series, produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.  It was filmed in 1969-70 and primarily aired in the UK in 1970-71.  Twenty-six episodes were produced.  The show documented the adventures of SHADO, the organizati...

The X-Files: The Truth Is Out There

The 1993-2002 present-day fantasy show followed FBI agents Mulder and Scully as they investigated paranormal cases and attempted to uncover a vast goverment conspiracy to hide definitive evidence of extraterrestrial life.

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