Ballardian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ballard +‎ -ian

Adjective[edit]

Ballardian (comparative more Ballardian, superlative most Ballardian)

  1. Of or pertaining to the characteristic fictional milieu of author J. G. Ballard (1930–2009).
    Coordinate term: Wellsian
    • 1993, Nicholas Ruddick, Ultimate Island: On the Nature of British Science Fiction, Praeger Pub Text
      Yet the sense of evil—which seems to motivate the Christian allusions in Golding, as though evil were what was missing from the Wellsian world picture—is nowhere present in the Ballardian text.
    • 2012, Iain Sinclair, Ghost Milk: Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (→ISBN)
      The purest Ballardian set, poised chronologically between High-Rise and Millennium People, was an estate on the edge of the recently created Barrier Park (architectural planting in the deep trenches of an old dock).
    • 2013, Paul Morley, The North: (And Almost Everything In It), Bloomsbury Publishing (→ISBN)
      However space age, dislocated and alienated his music became, however Ballardian, surreal and abstract his conceptual concerns, he remained fixed in a northern time and space.
    The desolate character of this once-thriving industrial district takes on a Ballardian pall in the noonday sun.
  2. Relating to someone with the surname Ballard.