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Definitely among the top tier… I do want to read his more radical works The Atrocity Exhibition, Concrete Jungle, etc. Is Ballard making a comment on how our inner world ultimately reflects the shape of the external world in which we live? Julien Kerdevez rated it really liked it Jun 23, You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Billennium by J.G. Ballard

Zero” “Mobile”, a. The rest of his time is spent in his cubicle or room. Ward lives in a future dystopian with his close friend, Rossiter. A path that leaves Ward paralysed. They start to fill up that space with victorian furniture.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. But then again, I balalrd should track down a copy of The Drought as the first edition is abridged…. Avi rated it liked it Jan 20, When he and his friend discover a bigger cubicle, they decide to put big and heavy furniture and to invite people to fill up that empty space.


Ballard was one of the greatest British writers of the twentieth century. Ballard short stories Works originally published in Amazing Stories. The space for each individual gets smaller.

Learn how your comment data is processed. I actually have a fondness for individual volumes over collected editions. He has less space than he ever had before and is playing with the idea of moving out. He billsnium be suggesting that those in authority have made no plans for the future and the results will only be chaos.

Ward a 30 year -old man leaves in a cubicle, like the rest of the world, located in the staircase between the fourth and fifth floors. His decadent resort of Vermilion Sands was an excellent motif to bind unrelated short stories that gave them reason and meaning they would otherwise have lacked,but dropped it at the end of the s,and they lost much of their resonance I think.

Many of his novels are nihilistic in tone. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat But Aurora Day shocks all with her non-machine generated prose!

Brian Eff rated it really liked it Feb 01, Retrieved January 6, This story follows a similar dark imagery, but while these futurist speculations paint a dismal picture, they failed to really grasp ibllenium numbers of exponential population growth.


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Ballard —might as well have all 98 of his short fiction in a single volume! Retrieved from ” https: The Build-Up reminds me of a story of his about a space station I read recently, that in classically Ballardian fashion starts out fairly mundanely but goes to very strange places. The quest for living space is absurd because to have some extra space you need have a family and at least three kids, which is crazy.

And we are the victims! Dystopian literature Overpopulation fiction Short stories by J.

Short Story Analysis: Billennium by J.G. Ballard – The Sitting Bee

Dalt L rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Filled with cadillacs, strange art, mansions, bizarre technology, seductive woman…. A metafictional ending makes this story vaguely readable. Nov 28, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. Facebook Twitter Email Print.