Browsing Category : Resolution Project

Resolution Project: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison


The Goblin Emperor (2014) Written by: Katherine Addison Genre: Fantasy Pages: 448 (Hardcover) Publisher: Tor Books Why I Chose It: Here’s what I said back in January 2017: I’m going to read The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. I picked it up at World Fantasy in 2016 because it sounded so good, was nominated for every award, and she was there in the…

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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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A Little Less Than Strange: Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004) Written by: Susanna Clarke Genre: Historical Fantasy Pages: 866 (Kindle) Publisher: Bloomsbury (UK)/Tor (US) Why I Chose It: This book was my Resolution Project 2017 goal for Speculative Chic. Long story short: I picked up the gigantic hardback edition in 2005, and it’s been anchoring my To Be Read pile ever since. Finally bought the…

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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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