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 Tiffani Angus

Five questions with Tiffani Angus

We’re thrilled to welcome Tiffani back to BtGS – this time to introduce her debut novel! Threading the Labyrinth is your debut novel – congratulations! – but you also have a PhD in Creative Writing. Was Labyrinth your PhD project? Can you tell us a little...
Five questions with Rym Kechacha

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...
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...
Five questions with Meg Caddy

Five questions with Meg Caddy

I was back home in Western Australia recently and, as always, made a point to visit the local speculative fiction specialist bookshop (Stefen’s Books, if anyone is interested – I highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area!). While there, I was...