Monthly Archives : November 2016

Sound Off! Arrival


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 landed on the blog to chat about Arrival, which premiered in the U.S. on Friday, November 11th, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not necessarily a review.…

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My Favorite Things: Heist Stories, Silly Sci-Fi, Steampunk Sherlock, and Gritty Vampire Noir


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 bring you a gritty new vampire book inspired by Mexican lore, a heist-filled television show filled with SF/F favorites,…

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Dear Sherry: Depressed Not Lazy


Dear Sherry, I don’t know if you can help me. You probably can’t, but I’m going to ask you anyway in hope you can. Here’s the situation. I’m falling behind in my writing and I’m getting really frustrated with it, and myself. I go on Facebook and I see all my writing friends getting book contracts and having book launches, sometimes…

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Thanksgiving Special 2016


When I was a child, my first real memories of Thanksgiving — memories that stood out from the annual family dinners that looked the same every year — was learning about the history of the holiday. In first grade, to be exact: back in my day, we learned that after some amount of conflict when the Pilgrims arrived, a peace…

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Cover Chic: Mid-Season Changeup


Covers that change faces are the bane of every series-collecting reader. New covers can appear at any given time, often without any kind of warning. It’s fair to expect that the art from the hardcover won’t be the same when the book is released in paperback. But when you’re picking up a series of books and suddenly there’s a shift…

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Chain Reaction: Technology, the Underworld and Society — Three Films about Class Struggle


Stories about class struggle are not new. In fact, these plots have been around for a long time, and we’re familiar with most of them: the Matrix trilogy, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games, Escape from New York, The Grapes of Wrath, The Outsiders, Jane Eyre, We, Equilibrium, almost any Philip K. Dick story, The Dispossessed, the Divergent series, even The…

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My Favorite Things: Stealth Spec-Fic, Badass Women of Television, Nerdy Christmas Trees, and Ghostbusters


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 creative ways to sneak in nerdy elements to our every day lives. This can be through cool art…

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Sound Off! Doctor Strange


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 torn through dimensions in order to chat about Doctor Strange, which premiered in the U.S. on Friday, November 4th, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not necessarily…

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