BALLARDIAN: (adj) 1. of James Graham Ballard (J.G. Ballard; born 1930), the British novelist, or his works. (2) 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. (Collins English Dictionary)
Following up on Monday’s entry about the Atrocity Exhibition, ballardian.com is the logical next step for everyone keen on learning more about J.G. Ballard and his books. Interviews, Reviews and Features about Art and Landscapes (possibly) inspired by Ballard will help you decipher his “trans-disciplinary mutant word virus” (ballardian.com). To put it differently, it’s quite fun. Hey, they even talk about the connection between Lovecraft and Ballard. La Jetée gets mentioned, dammit I finally have to see this movie. A selection of early cover art by some adman, artsy pictures of car accidents, plus “Child of the Diaspora”: Sterling on Ballard should get you started.