Monday, September 19, 2016

Circuits & Slippers: Meet the Authors #4

Circuits & Slippers is an anthology that mixes fairy tales with science-fiction, and releases at the end of this month! In these weekly Meet the Author segments, the authors will share their story title and explain why they picked the fairy tale they chose to retell (w/a twist!) in C&S.

Marie Piper
Author of Red and Black

As a kid, I did a lot of theater. The absolute highlight was when I got to play Little Red Ridinghood in Into the Woods, so that's immediately where my mind went when I saw the call for this collection. To twist the original, I took the tale out of the woods and made Little Red into a Katniss Everdeen-esque badass rather than a gullible little kid.

Marie Piper is a Chicago-based writer of (mostly) old west-set romance and the author of the MAIDENS & MONSTERS series. Her stories have been featured in collections from Torquere Press, House of Erotica, LoveSlave, Insatiable Press. Her story, SPOILERS, will appear in the COVALENT BONDS anthology coming in February 2017 from World Weaver Press.


Claudie Arseneault
Author of Le Trotteur

The story of Alexis le Trotteur is not a fairy tale exactly. Alexis Lapointe is something of a living legend in Québec, as the man who could outrun even the best race horses, and even trains! It's very much part of the local folklore, and Québec's unique legends are close to my heart. When I saw this chance to retell our stories but in a sci-fi setting, I just couldn't pass it up!

Claudie Arseneault is an asexual author from Quebec City, a biochemistry nerd, lover of squids and balloons, and relentless gamer. Her first novel, Viral Airwaves, was published in February 2015. Since then, Claudie has edited Wings of Renewal, a solarpunk dragon anthology, and published several short stories. You can find out more on her website, and follow her on twitter @CIH2OArs.


Chasia "C.M." Lloyd
Author of Compatible

I've often thought of how weird our obsession with hair might appear to any extraterrestrial lifeforms. We think of hair when we think about Rapunzel, so it felt natural to blend the two concepts for this anthology. I had a lot of fun turning Prince Charming into an awkward alien and Rapunzel into a transgirl high school student.

Author Bio: Chasia "C.M." Lloyd is pansexual to the bone, writes queer stories, blogs over at Lloyd Reads, and tweets at @writercmlloyd.


  1. Man who could outrun a horse - turned into a science fiction story. Now that's quite the twist.

  2. I often think of how a lot of the things we do would look to aliens. It's a fun thing to do and can lead to a lot of great stories!

  3. Sounds like three fun additions to the anthology!

  4. Another fun collection of amazing authors! Loving reading about all these people and their stories :)

  5. I like the name Circuits & Slippers. And I also like the idea of mixing fairy tales with science-fiction!

  6. Such a cool idea for an anthology. Thanks for introducing us to these authors.

  7. This anthology is sounding better with each new detail revealed! I can't wait to read it.


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