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One of the Boys

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Warning: Contains spoilers for Rogue One, Pacific Rim, The Avengers, and Mission Impossible film series. When the poster for Rogue One came out last year, I was excited to see a female character front and center. You hardly ever saw a woman take up so much space on a movie poster — much less a Star Wars movie. But as…

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What the Fork? A Review of Season One of The Good Place

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? You may already know, if you practice any specific religious faith. Though I imagine even though most steadfast of believers may sometimes wonder whether everything you’ve been taught or whether everything you believe is exactly right. Or, if you’ve done everything you possibly can to make sure you go “up there”…

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Roundtable: Favorite Love Stories

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Ah, love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you don’t need to be in a relationship, nor do you need to read romance, to really appreciate a good love story. They’re everywhere, especially in speculative fiction. From Han and Leia’s “I love you”/”I know” in Star Wars to Westley’s “As you wish” to Buttercup…

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The Expanse is the Best Sci Fi on TV, and Here are 5 Reasons You Need to Be Watching

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Imagine Earth, retaining walls surrounding the Statue of Liberty to fend off rising sea levels from effects global warming. The United Nations government is desperate for more resources to sustain a population so swollen you have to prove yourself worthy of more than Basic, the guaranteed subsidy that meets humanity’s baseline needs. Then you have independent Mars, boasting a small…

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My Favorite Things: Epic Space Opera, Quirky Humor, and Time Travel TV

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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’ve got some great book and TV-related recommendations, including a space opera series with an epic scope, a humorous speculative…

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Roundtable: My First Fandom

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Welcome to the Speculative Chic Roundtable! You’re used to hearing us gather and share our thoughts on movies and our favorite things, but we thought it might be fun to chat about other topics that relate to speculative fiction as well. To kick off this new column, I asked: What was your very first speculative fiction fandom and how did…

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Book Then Movie? Or Movie Then Book?

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You know that book in your to-be-read pile, that one you’re really looking forward to reading, the one you just haven’t gotten around to yet? What would you do if you found out that Hollywood is going to adapt it, and it’s going to be the next big movie/television show? Would you read the book before watching the movie/television show?…

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My Favorite Things: Space Marines, Magical Innkeepers, and Fairy Tales for Adults

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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 awesome character from SyFy’s The Expanse, and a duo of fabulous books. One is the latest…

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Beware of Monsters!

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When I say the word “monster,” who’s the first one that pops up in your mind? Is it Michael Myers? Cujo? Pinhead? Hannibal Lecter? As a horror fan, I’ve been fascinated with monsters since I was a little kid. I grew up with parents who took me to the drive-in to see Hell Night when I was probably around five…

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