For the first time since way back in March when they chatted with N.K. Jemisin, Jonathan and Gary are joined by a guest.
This time the wonderful Alix E. Harrow, author of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy nominated The Ten Thousand Doors of January and the forthcoming The Once and Future Witches joins Jonathan and Gary to chat about reinventing fairy tale materials for the modern age, the recent resurgence of novels about witches, the difference between secret histories (as in her earlier novel) and alternate histories (as in the new one), using fantasy to address social and historical issues such as women’s suffrage, and her short fiction including “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies“.
As always, our thanks to Alix for making time to join us, and we hope you enjoy the episode. We’ll be back tomorrow with another episode of “Ten Minutes with…” and will see you back here in two weeks with another special guest!
Books mentioned include:
- The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (due Oct 15)
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow