Monthly Archives : November 2017

A Team Divided: The Serial Bookburners Goes Big and Small in Season Three


Bookburners: Season Three (2017) Written by: Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Brian Francis Slattery, Andrea Phillips, Mur Lafferty Genre: Urban Fantasy Pages: The weekly serial has 13 episodes of approximately 50 pages each Series: Bookburners Publisher: Serial Box Disclaimer: I received a copy of season three of Bookburners from the publisher, Serial Box. This was not done with the understanding that I would write a review. The fact that I received it for free…

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The More Things Change: A Review of Persepolis Rising


Persepolis Rising (2017) Written by: James S. A. Corey (pen name used by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 549 (Hardcover) Series: Book Seven of The Expanse Publisher: Orbit Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Orbit for the purpose of review. Why I Chose It: I have read, and loved, all of the…

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Sound Off! Coco


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, remember your ancestors and discuss Coco, which premiered in the United States on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while we are all individuals,…

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Chain Reaction: Jingle Hell: Cozy Up to Holiday Horror


Although getting everybody together for the holidays can be hell in and of itself (see also: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and your Uncle Ralph’s perpetually mandatory Christmas dinner, etc), there’s a nice sub-sub-sub-genre of horror movies and stories centered around holiday traditions. What better time to scare people than when they are supposed to be merry?…

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Speculative Chic Book Club: The Night Circus


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Book Club! Each month, we invite you to join us in reading a book that is voted on by YOU, our readers. We’re still experimenting with the format, so this month we’re just doing a review followed by your discussion in the comments! The Night Circus (2011) Written by: Erin Morgenstern Pages: 401 (Kindle) Publisher:…

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Thanksgiving Special 2017: All We Want for Christmas


Happy Thanksgiving! Here at Speculative Chic, we hope you are having a delightful day full of fun, food, and family. If none of those things sound appealing, or if you’re not in the United States, that’s okay, because we’ve got something to cheer you right up! In recent years, it’s become a thing for stores to open on Thanksgiving to…

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Sound Off! Justice League


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, recruit the most powerful people you know and discuss Justice League, which premiered in the United States on Friday, November 17, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all,…

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