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Ballard +‎ -ian



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.
    • 2011, “Roof Of Your Car”, in Computers and Blues, performed by The Streets:
      Like some Ballardian nightmare from 1986 / Let the satellite navigation system guide us to the Styx
    • 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.
    • 2015 September 8, Alex Preston, “Submission by Michel Houellebecq review – satire that’s more subtle than it seems”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      The very Ballardian violence comes from rogue Salafist jihadists and their far-right counterparts, the Nativists (imagine the EDL with brains); []