Violence as climactic conflict

Violence as climactic conflict

All stories require conflict of some kind… but does it always need to be violent conflict? There is certainly a trend in fantasy, science fiction, and horror to find narratives driving towards a massive violent conclusion. These have become set-pieces, the very...
Gender inequality in ‘best of’ lists

Gender inequality in ‘best of’ lists

Welcome to the brand new podcast, Breaking the Glass Slipper. There are so many wonderful women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror but they are often overlooked. We ask why gender inequality continues to pervade best of lists and where the bottleneck may...