Our Blog

The Best Horror for Snowy Days

Various parts of the UK are facing snow right now. If you're a snow-lover but haven't had any yet, then fear not! Charlotte has made a list of the top books you can read to evoke the silence, majesty, and purity of the snow - combined with something unspeakable...

Five Questions with Alison Littlewood

'Tis the season to be scared! With her Christmas ghost story, Mistletoe, now available in paperback, December seemed the perfect month to talk to Alison Littlewood about why we have such a love of ghost stories at this time of year. What was the inspiration behind...

Five questions with Nghi Vo

With the sequel to The Empress of Salt and Fortune, When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, out next month, we took the opportunity to sit down with Nghi Vo! The Empress of Salt and Fortune is described as being about 'the anger of women'. What does that mean to you...

Five questions with Aliya Whiteley

Aliya is a firm favourite here at BtGS headquarters. We recorded a wonderful episode about layers and landscapes in her writing and now we're delighted to have her back to introduce her recently-published novel Greensmith to you all. Greensmith follows the decisions...

Review of The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Every four years, two children from the village of Gavaldon are stolen and forced to attend the School for Good and the School for Evil. Sophie is determined to go to the School for Good and become a princess; she is beautiful, after all, so where else would she go?...

Five questions with C. S. Malerich

What do we want?Equal pay!When do we want it?NOW! We spoke to C. S. Malerich about her novella, The Factory Witches of Lowell, publishing with Tor next month. In summary – go pre-order this now! now! now! It is a popular trope to reclaim witchcraft for the feminist...

Review: The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky

We are not alone. There are other Earths in other dimensions where the dominant intelligent species of the planet rises before humanity, shaping their world to suit their needs, making it both similar and different to their own. Cracks are beginning to appear in the...

Five questions with Rose Biggin

Wild Time by Rose Biggin and Keir Cooper is a bold and often outrageous reimagining of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. There's so much to explore in this book that we invited one of the authors along to introduce it! Read on as we reclaim sex as a consensual...

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...