Author Archives : Nancy O'Toole Meservier

My Favorite Things: Female Jedi, Top-Notch Literary Sci-Fi, and “The Inner Light”


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. Can’t chose between Star Wars and Star Trek? Well, neither can we! This week we highlight a couple of our favorites from…

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My Favorite Things: Superior Spin-offs, Alternative History, and Word Games


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re all about a surprisingly excellent spin-off to a beloved TV show, a platformer perfect for fans of puzzles, and…

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“The Flow of Time is Always Cruel”: On Finally Finishing The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time begins in childhood. Specifically, Link’s childhood. At the start of the game, the camera pans down to a sleeping boy clad in green. He is the only one of the Kokiri (forest children), who does not have a fairy. That is until Link is visited by the the persistent sprite Navi, who wakes…

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My Favorite Things: Emergency Fun, Serialized Fiction, Geeky Ts, and Zombies on a Train


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we have a successful reboot of a beloved cult classic, a fiction serial that’s perfect for urban fantasy fans, a scary/action…

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My Favorite Things: The CW, Comedic Sci-Fi, Cartoon Cats, and Penny Dreadful Continued


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week we’re highlighting an addictive (and at times adorable) new RPG, a promising comic book continuation of a beloved television show,…

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My Favorite Things: Aquatic Horror, Sci-Fi Podcasts, Faerie Fiction, Charming Animation, and More Love for Geek Fashion


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re got quite an assortment. There’s not one, but two top notch speculative books, a podcast perfect for sci-fi fans,…

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My Favorite Things: Non-Speculative Edition


Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we (usually) gab about the greatest in geek. But with April Fools having recently passed, we thought we’d shake things up a little. No pranks! We promise. Instead, we thought that we’d share a little more about us. Because here at Speculative Chic, the focus is always on the speculative:…

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My Favorite Things: Nerd Fashion, Scene Stealing Mutants, Magical Scavenger Hunts, and Strong Speculative Shows


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re all about fairy tale-inspired fashion, the latest season of a seriously good sci-fi show, a scene stealing mutant from…

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Shaking up the Genre: A Review of Mishell Baker’s Borderline


Borderline (2016) Written by: Mishell Baker Genre: Urban Fantasy Pages: 400 (Hardcover) Publisher: Saga Press Why I Chose It: We’re reading the Nebula Awards here at Speculative Chic! Out of the nominees for best novel that I had not already read, Borderline is the one that intrigued me the most. The premise: A year ago, Millie lost her legs and her filmmaking…

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My Favorite Things: Comedic Sidekicks, Fanfiction, and More Love for Alien Languages


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re all about an incredibly funny (and gif-able) actor on the CW’s Supergirl, the top fanfiction you need in your…

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