Kingsley Amis

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Ballardian adj. 1964 K. Amis Science Fiction in London Observer 23 Aug. 18/7 Delta and jungle, dream and hallucination, images of the collapse of time continue to oppress the man who refuses to leave his island or his planet when everyone else has been evacuated, the man who blinds himself rather than lose access to his traumatic inner vision, and other Ballardian isolates.
science fiction n. 1960 K. Amis New Maps of Hell 14 Science fiction is that class of prose narrative treating of a situation that could not arise in the world we know, but which is hypothesized on the basis of some innovation in science or technology, or pseudo-science or pseudo-technology, whether human or extra-terrestrial in origin.
space opera n. 1960 K. Amis New Maps of Hell ii. 44 In space-opera, Mars takes the place of Arizona with a few physical alterations, the hero totes a blaster instead of a six-gun.