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My Favorite Things: Treasure Hunters, Dragon Companions, Ghost Stories, and Timely Dystopias


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 a successful remake of a childhood favorite, a touching urban ghost story, a timely dystopian novel, and…

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Roundtable: My First Fandom


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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My Favorite Things: Magical Libraries, Horror Comedies, and Even More Star Wars!


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 have an addictive Star Wars video game, a wonderful book for fans of magical libraries, and a hilarious vampire-focused mockumentary.…

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My Favorite Things: Beauty and the Beast, Homicidal Hot Tubs, Top Notch Short Fiction, and So-Bad-it’s-Good Sci-Fi


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 includes gorgeous promotional stills for one of next year’s biggest fantasy films; a classic sci-fi movie that includes both dragons, cavemen,…

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Deeply Rooted and Fully Grown: A Review of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted


Uprooted (2015) Written by: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Pages: 448 (Kindle) Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Del Rey Why I Chose It: I’ve been a fan of Naomi Novik since she first introduced us to Temeraire 10 years ago. I’ve always enjoyed her writing style and humor, so I had my eye on this to read even before it turned up…

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Sound Off! Star Trek Beyond


Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. For our second venture, we’re trekking to the Final Frontier to chat about Star Trek Beyond, which premiered in the U.S. on Friday, July 22, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but…

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My Favorite Things: Star Wars, Teaser Trailers, and Ancillary Justice get “Lost in Space”


They might not be rainbows on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gush about what’s currently causing us the most geeky glee. This week’s post includes a gorgeous edition of an exciting science fiction book, a movie trailer that hits all…

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