Enchanted Russian Fairy Tale: A Review of The Bear and The Nightingale


The Bear and the Nightingale (2017) Written by: Katherine Arden Genre: Fiction Pages: 312 (Hardback) Series: Winternight Trilogy Book #1 Publisher: Del Rey Why I Chose It: The title and cover of The Bear and the Nightingale did not immediately grab my attention. I probably wouldn’t have picked it up if I wasn’t browsing outside my comfort zone for books…

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October Book Club Selection: The Grip Of It by Jac Jemc


As voted on by our readers, the selection for October’s Book Club is . . . The Grip Of It (2017) Written by: Jac Jemc Pages: 288 Publisher: FSG Originals Premise: Touring their prospective suburban home, Julie and James are stopped by a noise. Deep and vibrating, like throat singing. Ancient, husky, and rasping, but underwater. “That’s just the house…

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Sound Off! mother!


Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, tackle some home renovations and discuss mother!, which premiered in the United States on Friday, September 15, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while we are…

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My Favorite Things with Carey Ballard


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, the weekly column where we grab someone in speculative circles to gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we sit down with Speculative Chic contributor Carey M. Ballard! What does Carey love?…

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Come As You Are: A Review of The Defenders


I was one of those Marvel fans who could not wait for The Defenders to drop on Netflix on Aug. 18. Ever since I saw the teaser trailer that premiered at San Diego Comic Con in 2016, I eagerly anticipated the series that would bring together Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist. I really loved the first two…

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The Sound of Speculative


Ever since I discovered that reading during my morning commute on the train makes me motion sick, I’ve been in love with podcasts. There are so many incredible audio dramas out there that I thought I’d share the wealth! So here are five podcasts for any speculative fiction fan!

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Sound Off! IT


Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, face your fears and discuss IT, which premiered in the United States on Friday, September 8, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while we are all…

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