“The Subliminal Man,” J. G. Ballard, 1963

“The Subliminal Man,” J. G. Ballard, 1963 – A man’s futile efforts to stop giant billboards and consumerism from taking over society.

Comments: Themes: Consumerism, subliminal advertising, media.  See the intro by H. Bruce Franklin in The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics’ Anthology of Science Fiction.

Author: Wikipedia: “James Graham “J. G.” Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and prominent member of the New Wave movement in science fiction” and the author of Crash.  There are several blogs devoted to Ballard’s fiction, including Ballardian and J. G. Ballard’s short stories.


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2 Responses to “The Subliminal Man,” J. G. Ballard, 1963

  1. Joachim Boaz says:

    One of my favorites. Reviewed his collection Billenium a while back and was seriously impressed.

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