Tag Archives: dystopian fiction

9 Top-Tips on How to Write a Ballardian Novel

While reading Kingdom Come, I listed what I noticed are some characteristics shared by many Ballard novels. So rather than writing a review, I thought I’d copy my notes here in case anyone writing a novel would like to introduce … Continue reading

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Is a Dystopia a Multiple of Today’s Troubles?

The Drowned World envisages a future in which the polar ice caps have melted and human life has moved away from the rising oceans to higher ground. This is prophetic because this novel was written in 1962. Except Ballard envisaged a polar … Continue reading

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High-Rise by J G Ballard

My first encounter with J. G. Ballard wasn’t with a Ballard novel. It was through music that has been described at various times as ‘Ballardian’. This amounts to synthesizer and noise experimentalists whose anti-music was redolent of the industrial wastelands … Continue reading

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