Five questions

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...

Five questions with K Chess

Science fiction is incredibly versatile as a genre. It can be used to explore all sorts of different concepts and comment on the world around us. Author K Chess, in her debut novel Famous Men Who Never Lived, uses science fiction to delve into ideas of identity with...

Five questions with Jordanna Max Brodsky

Mythology has always been close to my heart and I love fantasy that explores traditional mythology in new ways. Jordanna Max Brodsky first set sights on the tales of Ancient Greece with her Olympus Bound trilogy. But her latest novel, The Wolf in the Whale, covers...

Five questions with Jenn Lyons

With her debut fantasy The Ruin of Kings just hitting the shelves, we caught up with author Jenn Lyons and asked her a few searching questions about one of our favourite topics - dragons!* *may also contain kraken Dragons! What made you fall in love with dragons? Do...

Five questions with Sue Burke

After the exquisite science fiction film Arrival, along with Ann Leckie's breakout Ancillary Justice, I've been on a bit of a linguistics-inspired scifi journey. Like Leckie's groundbreaking novel, Sue Burke's debut is equally trailblazing. Whoever said debut authors...

Five questions with Genevieve Cogman

On the blog this week is author Genevieve Cogman, whose Invisible Library series centres around the eternal struggle between the forces of chaos and order, represented respectively by the Fae and the Dragons. The fifth and latest instalment, The Mortal Word, continues...