“Vermilion Sands by J.G. Ballard
A collection of short stories taking place in a futuristic desert, beach-like resort of Vermilion Sands, where the rich, and eccentric reside. Each of these stories has a different type of tech that is at the center of story: sonic sculptures, VT machines (to write poetry), pychotropic homes, singing plants, etc. These stories are neither utopian nor dystopian but rather show a possible future the author had in his head in the 1970s. It’s certainly weird, but is it good? Some of the stories were, others were sort of stale.
A much better book by J.G. Ballard is ““High Rise”" which is a dark humor story about living in a futurstic high-rise where things go awry.
Rating: ★★★ Book #40 in My 2019 Reading Challenge #Books #BookReview #Scifi”,