In un intervento sul suo blog, Rudy Rucker parla di scrittura e di grandi autori e si sofferma sulla fantascienza secondo J.G. Ballard. Un modo come un altro, forse solo più programmatico, per riaprire le danze sullo Strano Attrattore.

Ballard remarks that SF is “far closer to reality than the conventional realist novel of the day”, and that it’s “often as elliptical and ambiguous as Kafka”. He says he’s more interested in “what now?” than in “what if?”—meaning that he wanted to use SF as a lens to understand the present, “looking for the pathology that underlay the consumer society, the TV landscape and the nuclear arms race”.

Così: what now?