Admirable author JG Ballard revealed in an interview with the Times UK that he had advanced prostate cancer. "[T]ime, the malleable stuff of his science fiction, is running out. After being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2006, he sat down at his electric typewriter...and rapidly wrote his autobiography." The autobiography is called Miracles of Life. Also, in the interview Ballard shocks the world by remembering Kingsley Amis as something other than a complete dick. "He was a very likable and warm-hearted man and I owe him a lot," he says, although his friend had "a mean streak" and disliked Ballard's writing.'" [Times via Boing Boing]