Five questions

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...

Five questions with Rose Biggin

Wild Time by Rose Biggin and Keir Cooper is a bold and often outrageous reimagining of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. There's so much to explore in this book that we invited one of the authors along to introduce it! Read on as we reclaim sex as a consensual...

Five questions with Alice James

We are so done with damsels in distress. Thankfully, we have writers like Alice James turning the tide! A little bit Buffy, a little bit Scooby-Doo, Grave Secrets will keep you on the edge of your seat while simultaneously make you cry with laughter. We asked Alice...

Five questions with Colette Phair

I stumbled across Colette on Twitter one day and saw that she had released a new version of her novel Nightmare in Silicon. Shamefully, I had never come across the original novel, but the description instantly had me intrigued – a feminist scifi exploring gender...

Five questions with Caitlin Chung

One thing about speculative fiction I have always loved is getting to explore an entirely new and different world. But historical fiction can provide much of the same wonder – especially when written about a period or people not many of us know about. When I stumbled...