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Unravelling mysteries (Live from FantasyCon 2018)

Woman in shadows

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAlternate episode title: Magic goat sword (it will make sense if you listen!) If you’re planning a murder, always have a koala with you! Works of fiction are rarely confined to a single genre, especially when it comes to speculative fiction. …

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Five questions with Jacqui Castle

The Seclusion: Map

Freelance writer and journalist Jacqui Castle decided to turn her writing talents to fiction, giving us the debut YA dystopian novel The Seclusion. The novel, released in September, has been garnering great reviews. We asked Jacqui about her inspirations and why she loves dystopian fiction so much. What books and writers have …

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Five questions with Mary Robinette Kowal

The Calculating Stars

I have been obsessed with Mary Robinette Kowal ever since I read Ghost Talkers (you can read my review here). I was blown away by the originality within a historical fantasy setting. Her characters grabbed hold of me immediately and would not let go. When I saw Mary was publishing a …

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Five questions with Rachel Heng

Suicide Club: The Leave Us No Choice

My favourite part of science fiction is the philosophical quandary at the root. After all, science fiction simply asks ‘What if?’ In Rachel Heng’s new novel from Hodder, Suicide Club, she asks ‘What if we actually achieved immortality?’ Mortals have always strived to conquer death, but would it really deliver on …

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Women’s jobs in science fiction

Women of Star Trek The Next Generation

With equality of pay and the drive to get more women in top executive jobs reaching the headlines in our current era, does the world of the future have women in the same roles they occupy now, or do they have them in traditionally male-dominated jobs? #SorryNotSorry for the ten …

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Five questions with Lauren C. Teffeau

Implanted by Lauren C Teffeau

Here at Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love to support new writers. I was trawling a list of ‘debuts to be excited about in 2018’ some time ago and came across the description of Implanted by Lauren C Teffeau. Not only did the premise sound fascinating, but I was intrigued by the book’s …

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Five questions with Emma Newman

This week we’re delighted to host Emma Newman: author, narrator and LARPer. Here she talks about science fiction, her writing routine and the lessons she’s learned from penning a multi-book series. In your Planetfall series, you have gone for quite hard SF ideas alongside religion. Why did you want to explore …

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Subverting social norms with Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Most science fiction and fantasy focus on humans – or at least societal structures that are recognisable from within cultures on Earth. Given that genre fiction is meant to be one of unlimited imagination, why do we find it so difficult to imagine societies where hierarchies aren’t defined by gender, …

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Five questions with Cat Sparks

Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks

At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we love to see women breaking the mold. As such, we wanted to introduce you to Australian science fiction writer Cat Sparks. Her debut novel, Lotus Blue, has been receiving great buzz for its originality and complexity. So what makes a writer of such genre defying fiction …

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