Author Archives : Shara White

Roundtable: Favorite Love Stories

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Ah, love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you don’t need to be in a relationship, nor do you need to read romance, to really appreciate a good love story. They’re everywhere, especially in speculative fiction. From Han and Leia’s “I love you”/”I know” in Star Wars to Westley’s “As you wish” to Buttercup…

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Roundtable: My First Fandom

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Welcome to the Speculative Chic Roundtable! You’re used to hearing us gather and share our thoughts on movies and our favorite things, but we thought it might be fun to chat about other topics that relate to speculative fiction as well. To kick off this new column, I asked: What was your very first speculative fiction fandom and how did…

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Book Then Movie? Or Movie Then Book?

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You know that book in your to-be-read pile, that one you’re really looking forward to reading, the one you just haven’t gotten around to yet? What would you do if you found out that Hollywood is going to adapt it, and it’s going to be the next big movie/television show? Would you read the book before watching the movie/television show?…

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Resolution Project 2017

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Happy New Year! No matter where you are in the world, and whether you celebrate it or not, the new year is something everyone acknowledges. Whether we’re celebrating into the wee hours of the night, or scoffing at those who are, or quietly spending the evening cozy and asleep, there’s one thing we all consider this time of year: Resolutions.…

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Sound Off! Passengers

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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’ve awoken from our sleep chambers in order to discuss Passengers, which premiered in the United States on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not…

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Sound Off! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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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’ve flown in from all over to discuss Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which premiered in the United States on Friday, December 16th, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of…

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Sound Off! Moana

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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’ve sailed in from all over to discuss Moana, which premiered in the U.S. on Friday, November 23rd, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not necessarily a review.…

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Sound Off! Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

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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’ve apparated to discuss Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, which premiered in the U.S. on Friday, November 18th, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not necessarily…

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Sound Off! Arrival

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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’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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Thanksgiving Special 2016

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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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