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Five questions with Angela Slatter

Are mermaids having a comeback? Last year we featured Beth Cartwright on the show for Feathertide and this year we've already featured Aimee Ogden and her retelling of The Little Mermaid. Now we have the extraordinary Angela Slatter to weigh in on the subject! Is the...

Five questions with Aimee Ogden

Re-inventing the fairytale and fairytale mashups have become more popular in recent months. Writers are thinking beyond the tropes that shape these stories, experimenting with new settings and themes while retaining the kernel of the original tale. Aimee Ogden is here...

Five Questions with Maggie Nowakowska

To mark publication of Geek Elders Speak, an anthology exploring the history of women creators, we spoke to one of its editors, Maggie Nowakowska, about the ways in which fandom has changed over the last fifty years. ABOUT THE BOOK Fandom was a versatile place way...

Five questions with A. K. Larkwood

What do you get when you mix science fiction with fantasy... and a lot of queer orcs? A. K. Larkwood's debut novel, The Unspoken Name! Why did you want to mashup scifi and fantasy tropes within the one narrative? How did you manage readers' expectations with this...

Five questions with Ana Lal Din

At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we want to promote diverse voices in fiction. Thankfully, the SFF community seems to be opening up and we are seeing more and more texts written by and about more than the traditional white, male medieval European narratives. Ownvoices...

Five Questions with Alison Littlewood

'Tis the season to be scared! With her Christmas ghost story, Mistletoe, now available in paperback, December seemed the perfect month to talk to Alison Littlewood about why we have such a love of ghost stories at this time of year. What was the inspiration behind...

Five questions with Nghi Vo

With the sequel to The Empress of Salt and Fortune, When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, out next month, we took the opportunity to sit down with Nghi Vo! The Empress of Salt and Fortune is described as being about 'the anger of women'. What does that mean to you...

Five questions with Aliya Whiteley

Aliya is a firm favourite here at BtGS headquarters. We recorded a wonderful episode about layers and landscapes in her writing and now we're delighted to have her back to introduce her recently-published novel Greensmith to you all. Greensmith follows the decisions...

Five questions with C. S. Malerich

What do we want?Equal pay!When do we want it?NOW! We spoke to C. S. Malerich about her novella, The Factory Witches of Lowell, publishing with Tor next month. In summary – go pre-order this now! now! now! It is a popular trope to reclaim witchcraft for the feminist...