Alex Diggins

War between Heaven and Hell: The Absolute Book, by Elizabeth Knox, reviewed

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Ursula Le Guin once described speculative fiction as ‘a great heavy sack of stuff, a carrier bag full of wimps…

A draining experience: Insignificance, by James Clammer, reviewed

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Spare a thought for the white van man. It’s not yet nine on a summer’s morning and already Joseph, a…

Magic and miasma: Mordew, by Alex Pheby, reviewed

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Mordew ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids, as Elton John nearly sang. If they escape the ravages…

A ponderous parable for our times: The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Twins are literary dynamite. For writers, they’re perfect for thrashing out notions of free will, the pinballing of cause and…

Bernadine Evaristo shoulders weighty themes lightly: Girl, Woman, Other reviewed

21 December 2019 9:00 am

It’s a slippery word, ‘other’. Taken in one light, it throws up barriers and insists on divisions. It is fearful…