A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is a Hugo-award winning writer living in Kentucky with her husband and their two semi-feral kids. She is the author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, and various short fiction. Find her on Twitter!
A vivid, subversive and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, where implacable destiny is no match for courage, sisterhood, stubbornness and a good working knowledge of fairy tales. --Katherine Arden, bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy Like Into the Spider-Verse for Disney princesses, A Spindle Splintered is a delightful mash-up featuring Alix E. Harrow's trademark beautiful prose and whip-smart characters. Both emotionally touching and side-splittingly funny, Harrow weaves a gripping narrative that bridges the gap between fairy tale tropes and the sci-fi multiverse. Like the best fairy tales, it's as unique as it is memorable. --Mike Chen, author of Here and Now and Then In this enchanting and devastatingly poignant novella the constructs of the fairytales we know and love are broken wide open, exposing their raw and often tragic origins. A wonderfully imaginative, and Queer as hell, tale for those who who wish to be the authors of their own stories. --Kalynn Bayron, author of Cinderella is Dead What I love about Alix Harrow's work is that her stories are clearly written by someone who loves and knows stories, featuring characters who also love and know stories. This is a self-aware, empowered riff on Sleeping Beauty that manages to be thrilling, funny, smart, and sweet. --Sarah Pinsker, Nebula Award-winning author of A Song for a New Day Alix Harrow takes traditonal fairy tales, turns them inside out, then upside down, and uses them to kick ass. Brava! --Ellen Klages, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea and Passing Strange A Spindle Splintered is a princess story gone rogue. At times sweet and funny, at others bitingly acerbic, this whirlwind tour of fairyland jabs at the old happily-ever-afters -- and asks whether we might want more than a prince and a palace. --Kerstin Hall, author of The Border Keeper