Here is a wonderful post from a fantastic blog. Reality follows fiction with the case of the development of ‘Ebbsfleet’, a suburb centred ‘Bluewater’ on the exurban super mall just Southeast of London. My gosh, I thought, they’re trying to build Edmonton. Already living in the Ballardosphere, I can affirm that Bluewater is a descendant of the West Edmonton Mall, the prairie experiment in mixing leisure and retail in one mall such that roller coaster and shoe store, skating rink and cell phone kiosk, wave pool and discount retailer confront each other in the indoor spaces. J.G. Ballard and Ian Sinclair come together as inspiration for a post-twentieth century, post-work residential world.