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Fairy Tales in the Streets: October Daye for the Hugo


This year’s Hugo ballot saw a brand new and somewhat experimental category: Best Series. Many were nominated, and the final tallies offered nominees from all corners of the science fiction and fantasy umbrella. One nominee in particular made my heart sing: the October Daye Books by Seanan McGuire. If you aren’t familiar with the series, this is how McGuire herself…

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Congratulations to Spec Chic Contributor Stephanie M. Wytovich!


Everyone here at Speculative Chic would love to congratulate fellow contributor Stephanie M. Wytovich on her first Stoker Award for her poetry collection, Brothel! The Bram Stoker Award is awarded annually at StokerCon, hosted by the Horror Writers Association. In 2017, the winners were announced at a ceremony held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Wytovich was nominated in…

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The Devil is in the Coincidence: Paul Tremblay’s Disappearance at Devil’s Rock


Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (2016) Written by: Paul Tremblay Genre: Horror Pages: 327 (Hardback) Publisher: William Morrow Why I Chose It: People have been recommending Paul Tremblay to me ever since his book, A Head Full of Ghosts, came out in 2015. The editor of Speculative Chic, Shara White, who is one of my go-to people for reading recommendations, told…

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Blogging the Nebula Awards


Over the weekend, the Philip K. Dick winner was announced, but before that winner was even announced, we’ve already had our sights set on the Nebulas! In fact, some of our reviewers have already gotten started, so I thought this was the perfect time to go ahead and provide our index for you to follow along. However, we will not…

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Bodies as Commodities: A Review of Matt Hill’s Graft


Graft (2016) Written by: Matt Hill Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 448 pages (Kindle) Publisher: Angry Robot Why I Chose It: At Speculative Chic, we decided to review all of the Philip K. Dick Award nominees, and as Editor-in-Chic, it was my responsibility to coordinate that. One by one, books were selected, until one was left, alone, without a home: Graft.…

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Blogging the Philip K. Dick Awards


One of the very first projects we embarked upon at Speculative Chic was blogging about the Best Novel finalists for the 2016 Hugos. That was so much fun, we turned around and did the same thing for the 2016 World Fantasy Best Novel finalists. Now 2017’s award season is upon us, and we just can’t shake this habit. This year,…

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