A magical education with Naomi Novik

A magical education with Naomi Novik

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere are some genre tropes that are ubiquitous in fantasy, from the ensemble quest to overthrowing a dark lord. Magical schools are yet another trope we have come to know and love. Whether you are a fan of...
Five questions with Alice James

Five questions with Alice James

We are so done with damsels in distress. Thankfully, we have writers like Alice James turning the tide! A little bit Buffy, a little bit Scooby-Doo, Grave Secrets will keep you on the edge of your seat while simultaneously make you cry with laughter. We asked Alice...
Aberrant and broken magic with Melissa Caruso

Aberrant and broken magic with Melissa Caruso

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMany of our favourite narratives feature outsiders. They might be alone by virtue of the burden of prophecy, come from the wrong side of the tracks, or simply don’t adhere to behaviour and interests their...
Five questions with Colette Phair

Five questions with Colette Phair

I stumbled across Colette on Twitter one day and saw that she had released a new version of her novel Nightmare in Silicon. Shamefully, I had never come across the original novel, but the description instantly had me intrigued – a feminist scifi exploring gender...
Five questions with Caitlin Chung

Five questions with Caitlin Chung

One thing about speculative fiction I have always loved is getting to explore an entirely new and different world. But historical fiction can provide much of the same wonder – especially when written about a period or people not many of us know about. When I stumbled...
Mermaids with Beth Cartwright

Mermaids with Beth Cartwright

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTraditional stories of mermaids describe the creatures as beautiful maidens who sing sweetly as they lounge on rocks and comb their long, flowing hair… but like sirens, mermaids lure sailors to their death...