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Ballardian: The Dictionary Definition

Author: • Nov 8th, 2005 •

Category: Ballardosphere, dystopia

The Collins English Dictionary now carries a definition for ‘Ballardian':

(adj) 1. of James Graham Ballard (born 1930), the British novelist, or his works (2) resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in Ballard’s novels and stories, esp dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments.

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