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Five questions with Julia Fine

Dark woods

Julia Fine’s debut novel, What Should Be Wild, has been making almost every ‘what you should be reading now’ list in recent months. Those of you who are regular listeners of the podcast know that we have a soft spot for fairytales and fairytale retellings (especially Charlotte!), so Julia’s novel immediately …

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Five questions with Lara Elena Donnelly

Armistice by Lara Elena Donnelly

With the second book in Lara Elena Donnelly’s series The Amberlough Dossier published last week, we thought it was the perfect time to invite her on the blog!   Combining spy thrillers with fantasy was a stroke of genius: a genre mash-up made in heaven. Why isn’t it done more often? Were there …

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Five questions with Jacqueline Carey

Starless by Jacqueline Carey

I am always on the lookout for standalone fantasy novels. Not that I don’t love a good series, but there’s something so very satisfying about a self-contained story. When I heard about Starless, the latest novel from bestseller Jacqueline Carey, I could hardly contain my excitement. So what did I do? …

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Five questions with Lauren C. Teffeau

Implanted by Lauren C Teffeau

Here at Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love to support new writers. I was trawling a list of ‘debuts to be excited about in 2018’ some time ago and came across the description of Implanted by Lauren C Teffeau. Not only did the premise sound fascinating, but I was intrigued by the book’s …

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Five questions with Martha Wells

Martha Wells

The lovely Martha Wells was recently nominated for a Hugo for the first of her novella trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries. We asked her why science fiction fans still find rogue AI stories so fascinating, what it’s like to write tie-ins for existing franchises, and what she would like to see more …

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Five questions with Marguerite Kenner

This week we’re excited to welcome a fellow podcaster, Marguerite of Escape Artists. We asked her what it’s like to publish in audio, what kinds of stories she’s looking for as an editor, and whether the short story form is leading the way in the move towards greater diversity within …

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Five questions with Emma Newman

This week we’re delighted to host Emma Newman: author, narrator and LARPer. Here she talks about science fiction, her writing routine and the lessons she’s learned from penning a multi-book series. In your Planetfall series, you have gone for quite hard SF ideas alongside religion. Why did you want to explore …

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Five questions with Teresa Frohock

Teresa Frohock - The Broken Road

Teresa Frohock came to my attention under less than ideal circumstances. Last year, ebook piracy reared its ugly head, as genre authors highlighted just how much piracy hurt them. Teresa was one of the authors that spoke out. Her comments, along with Maggie Stiefvater’s, prompted me to write an article on …

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Award Eligibility in 2018

As well as a gentle reminder that we’re eligible for a couple of SFF awards, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our listeners for their support over the last year (and more)! BTGS has been going now since April 2016 and we can’t believe we’re approaching our two …

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Five questions with Jasmine Gower

Moonshine by Jasmine Gower

If the cover art for Jasmine Gower’s new novel Moonshine doesn’t catch your breath, I don’t know what will. Fantasy stories are rarely set in new and different faux-historical settings, but Moonshine has an art-deco, prohibition-era aesthetic that’s all its own. Moonshine is out now from Angry Robot books. What drew you to fantasy …

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