talent for taking genre tropes and turning them around into something
completely new. What if the magic mirror owned by the Witch Queen in Snow White
could tell its own story? Perhaps there is more than one view to the tale and
the spirit trapped in the looking-glass is not always honest.
this collection, Fiona plays deftly with topsy-turvy relationships between
supernatural creatures and people of the real world. ‘Post Garden Centre Blues’
reveals an unusual relationship between taker and taken in a twist of the changeling
myth. ‘A Tale from the End of the World’ and ‘He May Grow Roots’ take the
reader into Fiona’s developing mythos of a post-apocalyptic world, which is
bizarre, Gothic and steampunk all at once. 'Magpie' features a girl scavenging
from the dead on a battlefield, whose callous greed invokes a dire curse.
in the tradition of exemplary short story writers like Tanith Lee, Liz Williams
and Lisa Tuttle, Fiona has a wonderful imagination and a vivid style of writing
that brings intriguing new visions to fantasy, horror and science fiction.