Weekly Roundup, February 12-16, 2018


Welcome, welcome, welcome! Happy Hunger Ga…wait. Ahem. Happy weekend! As always, I am your happy hostess and guide to the Week That Was here at Spec Chic. We had a great week, including a rather nice first for us! Did you miss it? If so, don’t feel bad. Just read on to see what I’m talking about and to review…

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Fun and Fraught: A Review of Bone Music


Bone Music (2018) Written by: Christopher Rice Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 455 (Kindle) Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Why I Chose It: Bone Music was part of the Kindle First Read selection for February, and it looked interesting. I’d read The Snow Garden way back in 2002, out of rampant curiosity — Anne Rice’s son also a writer? I found that…

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Final Girls: From Victims to Fighters


In honor of February being Women in Horror Month, I thought it would be fitting for me to highlight some of my favorite “final girls.” What’s a final girl? Glad you asked. First coined by author Carol J. Clover in her book Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film, the “final girl” is a trope found…

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Sound Off! The Cloverfield Paradox


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, make sure nothing in your house has changed color and discuss The Cloverfield Paradox, which premiered on Netflix in the United States on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but…

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Speculative Gaming on Mobile


Lately I’ve really been getting into games on my iPad. There are a ton of amazing options out there now and some really great games that you can truly enjoy yourself in just as much as you would on the console. So I wanted to chat a little bit about my top favorite games on my iPad right now. Most…

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Brenda Drake: Assassin of Truths (Excerpt)


Happy Monday to all! We’re doing something a little different this afternoon. I’m sure you’re used to the My Favorite Things column we publish every Monday morning, but we got to thinking: why not invite authors to share excerpts from their latest releases? We reached out to Entangled Teen, and they were  more than happy to hook us up with…

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My Favorite Things with Tez Miller


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 book blogger and occasional Speculative Chic contributor Tez Miller. Tez…

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Weekly Roundup, February 5-9, 2018


Welcome to the weekend! What are your big plans? My Saturday is being spent at a small, local convention, and I’m hoping to see a movie on Sunday. Whatever your weekend holds, I hope it’s grand! In between adventures, if you want to take a look back down the rabbit hole at what we got up to during the week…

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