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The Twelve Days of Spec Fic


Every year on Christmas Eve, my friends and family perform an epic rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” People group up and choose numbers. We have a conductor. It’s loud and ridiculous, and probably the reason this idea popped into my head. So, my friends, come forth and join me in a chorus of “The Twelve Days of Spec…

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This Isn’t Real: Channel Zero Mid-Season Review


If you’re a horror fan, you might have already heard about Channel Zero. It’s SyFy’s horror anthology show than launched last year with the 6-episode story, “Candle Cove,” which was based on the internet creepypasta of the same name. This season’s story (also 6 episodes) is called “The No-End House,” and, as you’d imagine, it is Channel Zero‘s take on…

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Roundtable: Out of Spite


You know that speculative fiction thing that everyone seems to love but you haven’t read/watched/played yet? No, not your blind spot. This isn’t something you’re embarrassed about, nor is it something you plan on rectifying anytime soon. In fact, when your friends or family find out you haven’t read/watched/played this thing, you’re more than happy to explain why, in gleeful…

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Make Your Peace and Watch Wynonna Earp


If you’re a fan of True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Supernatural, you will absolutely enjoy Wynonna Earp. The story starts when Wynonna Earp returns to her hometown, Purgatory, for her uncle’s funeral. And yes, she’s related to the infamous gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Both she and her younger sister, Waverly, are the great-great-grandaughters of the legendary lawman. As the oldest…

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Roundtable: Leave It Alone!


Hollywood loves adapting things to the big and small screen. Everywhere we look, something we love is getting made into a movie or a television show, or maybe it’s getting rebooted, rebranded, or relaunched. Sometimes, this is exciting! We can’t wait to see our favorites come to life on the big or small screen! But sometimes, this can lead to…

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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: Halloween Special


Welcome to a special, giant-sized edition of My Favorite Things! Normally this is a spot for us to share our recent favs, but we couldn’t resist putting a ghoulish twist on the column for one of our favorite holidays — Halloween! There’s no better day for carving wicked jack-o-lanterns, marathoning horror movies, and gorging yourself on way too much candy. Read on…

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Crafting Homicidal Housewives and Lovecraftian Horrors: Spotlight on Female Artists in Comics


I didn’t get into comics for the artwork. No, at twenty-one, when I first wandered into a comic book store, I showed up as a lifelong reader of books, with a passion for well-formed stories, likable characters, and good writing. When my eyes scanned across the glossy pages of the first issue of Buffy: Season 8, I wasn’t looking at…

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