My top 10 favourite fantasy & SF writers

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.”

Neil Gaiman

I am a total bookworm. I read a lot and that’s one of the most magical things in my life.

I love discovering new worlds and stepping into adventures through books – probably that’s why fantasy and science fiction are my favourite literature genres. But not only because of that. I believe that fantasy worlds and characters are actually reflecions of our reality, dreams and problems. And by stepping into them, we can learn more about ourselves and our own world.

Victorian Snow White at Liberton Kirk

“Her skin was white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony.”

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Snow White

A classic story about beauty and monstrosity, kindness and jealousy, innocence and hatred

A story about the girl with pure heart and her cruel stepmother, who couldn’t bear being worse in any way. We all know that story, of course. But what if it was totally different?

Maleficent in gothic version

A villain is just a victim, whose story hasn’t been told…

In a far away land, long ago, lived a fairy who was cruelly hurt.

Her wings – the most important thing determined her being – were taken from her. Without her true self, the only thing remained was to turn against her torturer to make him suffer as much as she did. But one day she met this little princess and suddenly everything changed…