The moment of the novella with JY Yang

The moment of the novella with JY Yang

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI have been thoroughly enjoying JY Yang’s Tensorate series of novellas so wanted to chat to them about blending science fiction and fantasy, non-binary representation in SFF, and using different structures...
Disney Princes

Disney Princes

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPreviously on Breaking the Glass Slipper we have covered Disney princesses. This time we thought we would turn our attention to the men. But we’re a podcast about women! So why spend an entire episode...
Alternate histories with Mary Robinette Kowal

Alternate histories with Mary Robinette Kowal

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAlternate history narratives – regardless of whether they have overt fantasy or sci-fi elements – are ultimately ‘what if’ narratives. This is the same basic principle underlying all speculative fiction, so...
Trinities with Jen Williams

Trinities with Jen Williams

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFrom ancient mythology and religious texts to Star Trek and Harry Potter, trinities – or trios – have always been a common motif. Why is the power of three so potent and what tropes do we tend to see?  To...
Alien at 40: The making of a feminist icon

Alien at 40: The making of a feminist icon

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 1979, one of the most seminal sci-fi films ever made was shown for the first time on the big screen. Ridley Scott’s Alien is a dark, disturbing and downright terrifying addition to the Hollywood Hall of...