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Five questions with Verity Holloway

At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love supporting indie publishers and authors. One of our favourite indie publishers in the spec fic space at the moment is Unsung Stories, who are publishing challenging, unique speculative fiction narratives, with a healthy...

Five questions with Ada Hoffman

Space opera. Gods. AI. Female scientists. Lovecraftian-overtones. Ada Hoffman's debut novel The Outside seemingly has it all! We asked her about writing autistic characters and why the development of AI's is causing so much fear in society today. Why did you want to...

Five questions with Amber Royer

Space opera and... chocolate?! What an intriguing mix! We just had to dig into what inspired Amber Royer's Chocoverse series. Chocolate and sci-fi! These aren't a traditional combination. How and why did you come up with this mix? One of my all-time favorite writing...

Five questions with TJ Berry

I love Star Trek and Star Wars, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. People would constantly tell me that I had to like one or the other. Nonsense. I could – and do – simply like what I like. So while some people may baulk at TJ Berry's mixing of genres tropes between...

Five questions with Alyssa Wees

At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love YA with a speculative twist. We have previously had Frances Hardinge on the show to discuss the merits of the genre, in an attempt to shake off all the genre haters. Today on the blog we have a debut YA fantasy author, Alyssa...

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 with alien...

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...

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 fantasy' is, and how...

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 worth...