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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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Five questions with Anna Stephens

This week, BTGS is lucky enough to host one of the major fantasy debuts of 2017: Anna Stephens. We asked her about grimdark, what it’s like being a woman in the industry, how she writes female characters and why you should be reading Godblind. Without further ado, over to Anna! Why are …

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Five questions with AC Macklin

Right on Paper

This week we talk to AC Macklin, author, LARPer, and organiser of the SF&F writing event Right on Paper. 1. You regularly post “Twitterature”, a story told in 140 characters or less. How do you come up with so many fresh but concise ideas? I outsource! Every so often I’ll …

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Five questions with G. V. Anderson

G.V. Anderson

I had the immense pleasure of reading alongside G. V. Anderson at a recent Bristolcon Fringe, and following her World Fantasy Award-winning story ‘Das Steingeschöpf’ was pretty tough. She’s here to tell us a little about herself and her work and why you might like to give it a try! …

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Five questions with Jeannette Ng

I was lucky enough to be on a panel with the fabulous Jeannette Ng at FantasyCon 2017, where her debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun had its launch. The panel involved a kind of crowd-sourced Dungeons and Dragons that was both insane and incredibly fun. I’m not sure we will ever be …

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Five questions with Callie Bates

I know, I know, they tell us not to judge a book by its cover, but when I saw the cover (US version) for this book, I was immediately intrigued. What great art! If you aren’t quite as shallow as me, why not trust Robin Hobb’s rave review? I spoke …

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Five questions with Selena Chambers

I am always in awe of authors who explore the darker sides of humanity in interesting ways. As such, I was very excited to talk to Selena Chambers about her work in weirding people out! What do you love most about speculative fiction? What drew you to writing in the …

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Five questions with Cat Sparks

Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks

At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love to see women breaking the mold. As such, we wanted to introduce you to Australian science fiction writer Cat Sparks. Her debut novel, Lotus Blue, has been receiving great buzz for its originality and complexity. So what makes a writer of such genre defying fiction …

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Five questions with Paige L Christie

Paige’s debut fantasy Draigon Weather is a tightly-woven, trope-flipping tale of two people caught in the gendered expectations of their regressive society. I found it original, compelling and can’t wait to see where she takes the story next. Here is Paige in her own words on her love of fantasy, …

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Five questions with Mallory Hill

We interviewed writer Mallory Hill on her route to publishing, what she loves about science fiction, and why we should all be reading her debut novel, Terminal Regression. You first found success with self-publishing. Why did you choose to go down that route and how did you move into a more …

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