Monthly Archives : February 2018

Epic Characters, Epic Page Count: A Review of Oathbringer


Oathbringer (2017) Author: Brandon Sanderson Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer Genre: Epic Fantasy Series: The Stormlight Archive (Book 3) Length: 1,248 pages (Kindle); 55 h and 4 m (Audiobook)* Publisher: Tor Books Why I Chose It: I read Oathbringer as part of 2018’s Resolution Project. Also, I’m a big fan of both the series and the author. The Premise: Oathbringer, the…

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Help Wanted at Speculative Chic!


Speculative Chic has been kicking around for a year and a half, if you can believe it, and during that time, we’ve established quite a regular schedule. We started with one post per day save for weekends, and now the only day we don’t publish is Sunday; often, we have two posts per day. Which means the blog has reached…

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That’s a Dealbreaker!


I’m pretty chill when it comes to my speculative fiction likes and dislikes. I understand there are things that I love but others might not. For example, Star Trek. Not everyone gets the awesomeness of Star Trek, and that’s okay. Or Harry Potter. I mean, it’s your loss, but if you’re not a Potterhead, we’re still solid. However, there are…

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Sound Off! Black Panther


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, join the cry of “Wakanda forever!” and discuss Black Panther, which premiered in the United States on Friday, February 16, 2018. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all,…

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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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