Five questions

Five questions with Alex Harrow

Rogues have long been fan favourites in a lot of sci-fi fandoms, from Han Solo and Jim Kirk to Wydrin in The Copper Cat. We love these morally ambiguous trouble-makers at Breaking the Glass Slipper, which is why we are so excited to introduce you to Damian from Alex...

Five questions with Agnes Gomillion

I'm not saying I started this podcast as a way to defend my increasingly expensive reading habit, but... I definitely did just that! And it is books like Agnes Gomillion's The Record Keeper that continue to make me excited about genre fiction. If nothing else, genre...

Five Questions with Katie Lowe

What's your ideal novel pitch? I read somewhere that Katie Lowe's debut novel, The Furies, was The Craft meets The Secret History. While I may not have thought about what the perfect novel might sound like in a pitch, I now have a damn good idea. Not only is The...

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...