The invisibility of women with V.E. Schwab

The invisibility of women with V.E. Schwab

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWomen have always played important roles throughout history, yet too often they are written out of official histories. We have touched on this before on our podcast, referencing essays like Kameron Hurley’s...
Gendering monsters

Gendering monsters

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMonster. Freak. Beast. These words are often thrown around, but what do we really mean when we use them? What is a monster? Why are they so central to our narratives? Like many of the issues we discuss on...
Five questions with Kerstin Hall

Five questions with Kerstin Hall

Here at Breaking the Glass Slipper, we cannot get enough of the wonderful novellas being released by Tor.com publishing. The diversity in the authors and subject matter is delightful to see, especially when it comes to taking risks with stories other more traditional...
Layers and landscapes with Aliya Whiteley

Layers and landscapes with Aliya Whiteley

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat is speculative fiction and what can it offer the world? Aliya Whiteley’s work has been described as “stark, poetic and forthright”, and certainly not easily classified. We talk to her...
Writing (female) characters

Writing (female) characters

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWriting better female characters is covered in a lot of writing advice. Many of these pieces will preface their comments with sarcastic comments like ‘Women are people too, duh’. This sort of statement, I...
Toxic masculinity

Toxic masculinity

We started this podcast to highlight the issues around the representation of women in genre fiction. But women aren’t the only ones who suffer at the hands of harmful tropes, poor characterisation, and limiting traditional gender roles. In this episode, we discuss the...