Five questions

Five questions with Corry L. Lee

I've been thoroughly enjoying reading fantasy novels inspired by Russian mythology with books like The Bear and the Nightingale and Deathless. But there is a lot more to explore of Russian culture and history through an SFF lense! Corry L. Lee uses Russian political...

Five questions with Thana Niveau

If there’s one person who lives horror as much as writes it, then it’s Thana Niveau. And her most recent project is to offer up a dyslexia-friendly horror book, Ultrasound Shadow, for Books on the Hill. So, we invited her over to BtGS to tell us a bit about her...

Five questions with Rym Kechacha

We love this novel's premise - two women separated by 8000 years, united in the fight to protect their families - so we invited Rym onto the blog to tell us all about Dark River! Dark River is your debut novel. Was it also the first full length fiction you wrote, and...

Five questions with K.A. Doore

We love verbose interviewees! When people are excited about a topic, their enthusiasm lights up the metaphorical room. This week we are delighted to have K.A. Doore on the blog with more than enough enthusiasm to go around! On your website, you call out what queer...

Five questions with Maura McHugh

For our first set of five questions in 2020 – in the decade – we are excited to have a chameleon of creative mediums. Maura McHugh is a master of short stories, long-form prose, comics, and radio plays. Maura's most recent work Judges: Psyche, a novella set in the...

Five questions with Caitlin Starling

I still remember the day my father showed me The Terminator for the first time. We were sat at breakfast one morning when he turned to my mother and said, 'I think she's ready.' Once I had finished eating my breakfast of Eggo waffles and ice cream, my father ushered...

Five questions with V.S Holmes

This week we're joined by author and archaeologist V. S. Holmes, who discusses writing in different genres, the ins and outs of collaboration and whether spec fic is making any real progress in representing its full and diverse readership. You seem equally comfortable...

Five questions with Helena Coggan

We asked Helena to come on the blog today to discuss YA fiction in all its guises – does it suffer from mostly being written by adults? Why are women so central to YA? Why does YA tend to gravitate toward dystopian narratives? All this and more... What do you think...

Five questions with C. B. Lyall

We caught up with author C. B. Lyall, whose novel The Virus of Beauty poses some interesting questions about power dynamics in our image-conscious society. The way someone looks directly influencing their level of power is intriguing and echoes the media's obsession...