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A Spirited Debut: Jasmine Gower’s Moonshine


Here’s something that you don’t know about me: I’m a little fascinated with the Roaring Twenties. I know that it was a tremendously difficult period for so many people, but something about the flappers, jazz clubs, and speakeasies always catches my fancy. So when I was browsing NetGalley and came across a novel that seemed to be set in a…

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Book Club: March Selection and April Poll


Hello and good day and prepare yourselves for the March selection for book club, as voted by you, our readers! Daggerspell (1986) Author: Katharine Kerr Discussion date: 3/23/18 Premise: Even as a young girl, Jill was a favorite of the magical, mysterious Wildfolk, who appeared to her from their invisible realm. Little did she know her extraordinary friends represented but a…

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Speculative Chic Book Club: Dawn


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Book Club! Each month, we invite you to join us in reading a book that is voted on by YOU, our readers. We’re still experimenting with the format, so just like last month, this month we’re just doing a review followed by your discussion in the comments! Dawn (1987) Author: Octavia E. Butler Pages: 256…

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Broken AIs and Engineered Angels: A Review of Dust


Dust (2007) Written By: Elizabeth Bear Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 368 (Mass Market Paperback) Series: Jacob’s Ladder Book 1 Publisher: Spectra Why I Chose It: I was intrigued with the melding of angels and religion with space travel and nanotechnology. Also, I’ve never read anything by Elizabeth Bear and I keep meaning to. Premise: On a broken ship orbiting a…

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