Five questions with Arkady Martine

Five questions with Arkady Martine

I like to keep an eye on the ‘best new’ lists that do the rounds at the beginning of every month, highlighting some of the titles hitting shelves. One book, in particular, caught my eyes recently, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine. A space opera...
The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHere at Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love the 1987 film The Princess Bride. I mean, who doesn’t? It is endlessly quotable, tongue-in-cheek, and full of great characters. Unfortunately, only a couple...
Five questions with Katharine Duckett

Five questions with Katharine Duckett

Most of us have read our fair share of classics, be it at school or later in life. While these texts in the literary canon are well worth reading, they don’t always live up to our modern morality or ideas of equality. A common problem with classic texts is the...
Time travel with Kameron Hurley

Time travel with Kameron Hurley

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSometimes it is fun to call the shots on this show – and this week (while Lucy was away on holiday!), I decided to indulge a personal favourite subject of mine: time travel. My love of time travelling tales...
Five questions with Jaine Fenn

Five questions with Jaine Fenn

I love stories with skilled women who use their brains and hard-won know-how to solve problems. Jaine Fenn’s Shadowlands duology does just that, with a scientist as the protagonist. We spoke to Jaine about skilled female characters, what ‘science...
Our favourite female sidekicks

Our favourite female sidekicks

We are almost at the end of Women’s History Month. We hope you have enjoyed getting an insight into our favourite women of genre fiction, but this is our final instalment. Some may say that sidekicks are less interesting than the protagonist or somehow have less...