Author Archives : Lane Robins

Silver Screen Resolution: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


In 2017, I resolved to see twelve new-to-me spec fic movies in an attempt at catching up with popular culture. One movie per month, the results of watching said movie discussed at the beginning of the next month. I made myself some rules. It must be spec-fic. For review here on Spec-Chic and for myself. I just prefer it.  Science…

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An Extraordinary Hero: A Review of In Other Lands


In Other Lands (2017) Written by: Sarah Rees Brennan Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 441 (Hardcover) Publisher: Small Beer Press Why I Chose It: It’s Sarah Rees Brennan and I’m a fan of her writing, though not of all of her books. My understanding from her blog is that this was a book she wrote and posted on the internet as…

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Silver Screen Resolution: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


This year, I’ve resolved to see twelve new-to-me spec fic movies in a no-doubt vain attempt at catching up with popular culture. One movie per month, the results of watching said movie discussed at the beginning of the next month. I made myself some rules. It must be spec-fic. For review here on Spec-Chic and for myself. I just prefer…

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Solving Your Own Murder: A Review of Six Wakes


Six Wakes (2017) Written by: Mur Lafferty Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 400 (Trade paperback) Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: So one of my favorite genre mash-ups is SF/Mystery, and Six Wakes definitely falls into that sweet spot. It’s a science fiction locked-room mystery that also made me think of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, just… in space.…

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