My Favorite Things: Suburban Zombies, Creepy Video Games, Feminist Sci-Fi, and More Love for The Good Place


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, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’ve spotlighted several exciting new, and upcoming releases. This includes a fantastic horror comedy series, a binge-worthy (and speculative!) sitcom,…

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Teenagers at the End of the World: A Review of Kristy Acevedo’s Consider


Consider (2016) Written by: Kristy Acevedo Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Pages: 283 (Paperback) Series: Book One of The Holo Series Publisher: Jolly Fish Press Why I Chose It: When Speculative Chic put out the call for people willing to read and review the books nominated for the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award, I choose Kristy Acevedo’s Consider. I have…

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Blogging the Philip K. Dick Awards


One of the very first projects we embarked upon at Speculative Chic was blogging about the Best Novel finalists for the 2016 Hugos. That was so much fun, we turned around and did the same thing for the 2016 World Fantasy Best Novel finalists. Now 2017’s award season is upon us, and we just can’t shake this habit. This year,…

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Wonder Woman Comics: Five Suggestions for New Readers


Superhero comic books aren’t always that friendly to new readers. In fact, they can be quite daunting. Newcomers can easily find themselves overwhelmed by storylines that have been going on for years, or even decades. Given the depth of existing mythology, even comics that feature a new hero or boasts a “#1” on the cover aren’t always safe bets. Add…

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Sound Off! XX


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, we’re peering through the dollhouse to see all the stories told in the new horror anthology movie XX, which premiered in the United States on Friday, February 17, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to…

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Cover Chic: Movie Makeovers


A lot of people get confused when faced with a book that has two covers. Is the inside different? Is this the same book? The confusion only deepens on those rare occasions when the title changes. However, gentle readers and moviegoers, this is simply a cover change up.

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Sound Off! The Great Wall


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, we’ve taken a break from defending China to discuss The Great Wall, which premiered in the United States on Friday, February 17, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not…

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Resident Evil: The Romero Script and What Might Have Been


Because I can’t leave well enough alone and an obsession begun is an obsession finished.  Once upon a time, in the beginning, the people who wanted to turn Resident Evil — the game — into a movie asked George Romero (yes, that Romero) to write them a spec script. Once I heard that, I had to track it down to…

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My Favorite Things: Stranger Things, SyFy Makeup Artists, and Geek-Chic Fragrances


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, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re all about a nostalgia driven trailer for season two of one of our favorite Netflix projects, a reality competition show…

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Coach’s Corner: When Life Sucks You Back In Part 1


Welcome to Coach’s Corner, where I offer some thoughts on the creative process and breaking through moments of self-doubt. Never has there been a quote more apt for writers than the one by Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part III: “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” No, I’m not talking about the mafia here.…

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