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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the characteristic fictional milieu of author J.G. Ballard, typified by dystopian modernity, bleak artificial landscapes, and the psychological effects of technological, societal, and environmental developments.

Etymologies

Ballard +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of of his most effective and affecting stories is one of the least "Ballardian" - "The Lost Leonardo."

    J.G. Ballard has passed away

  • He earned the rare distinction of appearing as an adjective - "Ballardian" - in the Collins English Dictionary, referring to "dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments".

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  • It goes on to cite the dictionary definition of "Ballardian" as especially suggestive of "dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments."

    Jan Herman: J.G. Ballard, R.I.P.

  • The Collins English Dictionary, in defining "Ballardian," has established for all time a view of Ballard's mature work, work characterized by "dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments."

    Empire of the Surreal

  • The fact that so many commentators seized on the word "Ballardian" to ­describe that programme is a tribute to how well his books foresaw the possible corruptions of broadcasting.

    The Guardian World News

  • Ballard would eventually be deemed worthy of his own adjective, "Ballardian," defined by the Collins English Dictionary as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in Ballard's novels & stories, esp. dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes & the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments."

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  • LONDON — Author J.G. Ballard, a survivor of a Japanese prison camp whose vision was so dark and distinctive it was labeled "Ballardian" and who reached a wide audience with the autobiographical ...

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  • But there's something about the ecology of gang life certainly strikes me as thoroughly 'Ballardian', if indeed such a term can describe certain 'bits of the world'.

    Larvatus Prodeo

  • Mr. Ballard would eventually be deemed worthy of his own adjective, "Ballardian," defined by the Collins English Dictionary as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in Ballard's novels & stories, esp. dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes & the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments."

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  • British author J.G. Ballard, a survivor of a Japanese prison camp whose vision was so dark and distinctive it was labeled "Ballardian" and who reached a wide audience with the autobiographical "Empire of the Sun," died Sunday, his agent said.

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  • Caribbean. Barbuda. A Ballardian enclave. The bored wives of neurosurgeons. Retired astronauts. Pharmaceuticals executives. The brochure looks like a virtual world. White concrete and ultramarine sky. A pristine end-point of modernity. I imagine silence that's really the low hum of air-conditioning and humidors. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    February 28, 2012