Entry updated 19 June 2023. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) Singapore-born author since resident in Switzerland, Hong Kong and the UK. His first novel, Professor Everywhere (2020), which is told in the form of a thesis by its protagonist, lightly academicizes her search for the titular professor, who after having generated a planetary catastrophe seems to manifest himself everywhere; he is perhaps best described as a kind of Secret Master playing a Godgame from the heart of something like a Labyrinth. In Binge's second novel, Ascension (2023), the sudden appearance of a 40,000 foot high mountain in the Pacific creates an Island it is necessary for an assortment of arms-bearing Scientists to investigate. It becomes clear that the mountain has in some sense manifested itself from another Dimension, or from the very deep past (see Time Abyss; Time Travel), or by other means. The ancient inhabitants of the site, Monsters seemingly derived from the work of H P Lovecraft, provide no clear explanation of the time-space enigma they represent; there is some sense here of the existential density of the inexplicable that evokes some of the work of Adam Roberts. [JC]
- Professor Everywhere (Hong Kong, China: Proverse Hong Kong, 2020) [pb/Liam Relph]
- Ascension (London: HarperVoyager, 2023) [hb/]
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