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Roundtable: Leave It Alone!

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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

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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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My Favorite Things: Halloween Special

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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

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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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The Evolution of Vampires in Popular Fiction

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Since launch, Speculative Chic has featured articles on personal writing journeys, collections of things people love, and some amazing reviews. So why are we suddenly throwing an academic discussion on vampires at you? Because I’m a huge nerd, that’s why! (See my bio page for official details and credentials regarding my nerdiness.) By now you’ve gotten a taste of me through…

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