Five questions

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...

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...