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Celebrating writers, creators, and characters in speculative fiction, with a focus on intersectional feminism. We love genre fiction and want to see everyone well represented!

Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom

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Celebrating writers, creators, and characters in speculative fiction, with a focus on intersectional feminism. We love genre fiction and want to see everyone well represented!

    Genre mash-ups: romance and crime with Freya Marske

    Genre mash-ups: romance and crime with Freya Marske

    Twists and turns, red herrings and mistaken identities… are we talking about a mystery or a romance… or both? While mysteries keep us on our toes, propelling us towards uncovering the truth, romance narratives also play with the tension of the unknown. The difference is, we usually know the ‘who’ in a romance, just not […]

    • 46 min
    Myth, magic and mothers – with Shauna Lawless

    Myth, magic and mothers – with Shauna Lawless

    We often talk about a woman in a man’s world, but what does this really mean – and is it accurate? What is a man’s world? A place where women are excluded from performing certain roles or jobs? Or are shackled to others? Is it to do with the balance of power? What power? Military, […]

    • 49 min
    Feminism and noir with CL Polk

    Feminism and noir with CL Polk

    Private detectives with a dark past and a chip on their shoulder, a mysterious woman with a hidden agenda, and bodies piling up around them. You know what we’re talking about: noir fiction. Although it is the films that are generally called noir, with their book counterparts being labelled ‘hardboiled crime’, we are going to […]

    • 41 min
    Rogues – with Ren Hutchings

    Rogues – with Ren Hutchings

    Some of our favourite heroes are characters who might be deemed less than heroic by society. Smugglers, reckless hot-heads, gamblers and gangsters – everything that law and order should squash at the earliest opportunity. Yet in fiction we can’t help loving them. Rogues are the ones who do the dirty work so the hero doesn’t […]

    • 55 min
    Oppression & survival – with Sunyi Dean

    Oppression & survival – with Sunyi Dean

    While World War 2 saw greater opportunities for women on the home front while so many working-age men were away at war, there are many more examples of hard times bringing curbs on women’s rights. We only have to read the daily news to see it in action. But why is this? If you are fighting […]

    • 43 min
    No trope is an island – with Foz Meadows

    No trope is an island – with Foz Meadows

    As you’ve hopefully worked out by now, we are big proponents of the need for diverse representation in speculative fiction. And while we are certainly seeing more LGBTQ+ relationships portrayed in the genres we love, there’s still a long way to go. But what about speculative fiction romance? Romance is a genre with very entrenched tropes […]

    • 56 min

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