MEANING: adjective: Relating to a dystopian world, especially one characterized by social and environmental degradation, assisted by technology.

ETYMOLOGY. After the novelist and short story writer J.G. Ballard (1930-2009), whose works depict such post-apocalyptic scenarios.

BALLYARDIAN - reminiscent of the Baltimore Orioles' baseball stadium

BALLADIAN - one who specialises in singing the songs collected by Francis James Child, published as The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

BALLARD I AM - Hugo Ballard, protagonist of an unwritten story by Herman Melville, introduces himself