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Five questions with K Chess

Science fiction is incredibly versatile as a genre. It can be used to explore all sorts of different concepts and comment on the world around us. Author K Chess, in her debut novel Famous Men Who Never Lived, uses science fiction to delve into ideas of identity with...

Our favourite heroines

We opened this series of blog posts for Women's History Month with our favourite villainous women. It's time to flip the switch and take a look at the good girls. Women can – and should – be the protagonists, the heroes of their own stories. But who are your...

Our favourite princesses

In the second of our round-up blogs for Women's History Month, we turn our attention to princesses. We are sick and tired of princesses who need to be rescued by a far more competent prince. What we want are princesses with personality, drive, and their own skills....

With a little help from our friends…

Hello beautiful listeners, Breaking the Glass Slipper is now into its third year (hooray)! We’ve loved exploring the topics which are important to us, learning from guests, being part of the community, and we’re so encouraged by the conversations now taking place...

Five questions with Jordanna Max Brodsky

Mythology has always been close to my heart and I love fantasy that explores traditional mythology in new ways. Jordanna Max Brodsky first set sights on the tales of Ancient Greece with her Olympus Bound trilogy. But her latest novel, The Wolf in the Whale, covers...

Our favourite female villains

What have you always wanted to know about the Breaking the Glass Slipper hosts? Our top 3 villains, princesses, heroes, and side-kicks? We thought so. As part of Women's History Month, we will be trawling back through all the wonderful female characters we have...

Five questions with Jenn Lyons

With her debut fantasy The Ruin of Kings just hitting the shelves, we caught up with author Jenn Lyons and asked her a few searching questions about one of our favourite topics - dragons!* *may also contain kraken Dragons! What made you fall in love with dragons? Do...

Five questions with Sue Burke

After the exquisite science fiction film Arrival, along with Ann Leckie's breakout Ancillary Justice, I've been on a bit of a linguistics-inspired scifi journey. Like Leckie's groundbreaking novel, Sue Burke's debut is equally trailblazing. Whoever said debut authors...

Original fiction: St Nick Delivers

While we might not have a new episode for you for a few weeks, we didn't want you to miss us too much. Inspired by our most recent episode, Charlotte has written us a horror flash fiction piece set at Christmas time.  Thank you for supporting us throughout the year...