“Extreme Possibilities”: Mapping “the sea of time and space” in J G Ballard’s Pacific fictions
journal contributionposted on 22.05.2017 by Simon Sellars
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One of the more enduring misconceptions surrounding the work of J G Ballard is that it operates in the classical dystopian narrative mode,1 sup-posedly mining pessimism, repression and the negativity of a post-industrial age. Robert Collinss commentary is typical, placing Ballards Crash (1973) at number three in a list of the top 10 dystopian novels.