Author Archives : Merrin

One Small Step For Man: A Review of The Long Earth


The Long Earth (2012) Written by: Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 341 (Hardcover) Series: The Long Earth Book 1 Publisher: Harper Why I Chose It: It’s been on my list for awhile, actually. Mostly because I’m a sucker for a good cover and I really liked the look of this one, but also because Terry Pratchett…

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Speculative Chic Book Club: The Grip Of It


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Book Club! Each month, we invite you to join us in reading a book that will sometimes be picked beforehand and sometimes be voted on by you, our readers. We’re still working on the format, so following the review of the book and some starter questions, we invite you all to discuss your thoughts in…

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Top 10 Dragons I Have Known


I’ve gone through several iterations of this list and realized, after polling twitter, that there’s nothing objective about a top ten list, especially when it’s curated by only one person. So I have abandoned the hubris of calling this a list of top ten dragons (which actually started as a top five) and am making it a much more personal…

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Speculative Chic Book Club: Bannerless


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Book Club! Each month, we invite you to join us in reading a book that will sometimes be picked beforehand and sometimes be voted on by you, our readers. We’re still working on the format, so following the review of the book and some starter questions, we invite you all to discuss your thoughts in…

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October Book Club Selection: The Grip Of It by Jac Jemc


As voted on by our readers, the selection for October’s Book Club is . . . The Grip Of It (2017) Written by: Jac Jemc Pages: 288 Publisher: FSG Originals Premise: Touring their prospective suburban home, Julie and James are stopped by a noise. Deep and vibrating, like throat singing. Ancient, husky, and rasping, but underwater. “That’s just the house…

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