Author Archives : Shara White

Sound Off! Alien: Covenant

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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, check yourself for alien parasites (especially in the chest area) and discuss Alien: Covenant, which premiered in the United States on Friday, May 19, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not…

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Roundtable: Hollywood, Do This Instead!

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We already know that Hollywood buys up far more properties than it can possibly adapt for the big and small screen. Sometimes, those properties are adapted to great success, and other times, fans wish that Hollywood had never heard of their favorite property. Last month, the contributors of Speculative Chic told Hollywood what to leave alone, so it made perfect…

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Blogging the Nebula Awards

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Over the weekend, the Philip K. Dick winner was announced, but before that winner was even announced, we’ve already had our sights set on the Nebulas! In fact, some of our reviewers have already gotten started, so I thought this was the perfect time to go ahead and provide our index for you to follow along. However, we will not…

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Cover Reveal Contest: Steel Blood

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Speculative Chic contributor J.L. Gribble needs your help! The third book in her urban fantasy/alternate history series, Steel Blood, comes out this summer. Her publisher has provided two cover options. They look very similar at first glance, but don’t be fooled. The cover on the left has the shadow of vampire fangs behind the title (relevant because the main character is…

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Roundtable: Leave It Alone!

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Hollywood loves adapting things to the big and small screen. Everywhere we look, something we love is getting made into a movie or a television show, or maybe it’s getting rebooted, rebranded, or relaunched. Sometimes, this is exciting! We can’t wait to see our favorites come to life on the big or small screen! But sometimes, this can lead to…

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Bodies as Commodities: A Review of Matt Hill’s Graft

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Graft (2016) Written by: Matt Hill Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 448 pages (Kindle) Publisher: Angry Robot Why I Chose It: At Speculative Chic, we decided to review all of the Philip K. Dick Award nominees, and as Editor-in-Chic, it was my responsibility to coordinate that. One by one, books were selected, until one was left, alone, without a home: Graft.…

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I Do Not Have Any Sense: A Review of Season One of Taboo

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Stop me if you’ve heard about this one. It’s a period piece. Historical London, not to put too fine a point on it. There’s a big cast with some big names attached, including a lead who primarily acts in movies. It’s moody and gorgeous and cinematic, and it promises mystery, macabre, and magic. What show are you thinking of? You’d…

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Blogging the Philip K. Dick Awards

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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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Sound Off! XX

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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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