Tag Archives : carey m. ballard

My Favorite Things with Carey Ballard


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, the weekly column where we grab someone in speculative circles to gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we sit down with Speculative Chic contributor Carey M. Ballard! What does Carey love?…

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My Favorite Things: Magical Movie Scenes, Teaser Trailers, Video Games, and Wonder Woman x3


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 Wonder Woman, apparently. Don’t believe me? You will when you see that references to the superheroic film…

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Roundtable: Jumping Ship


It’s happened to all of us. We pick up the first book of a series, or maybe catch an episode of a television show, or an issue of a comic, or watch a movie, and you know what happens? We fall in love. It’s the most amazing thing ever, and what’s even better is that it’s part of a series!…

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Sound Off! Wonder Woman


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. This time, don your disguising eyeglasses and discuss Wonder Woman, which premiered in the United States on Friday, June 2, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while…

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Chain Reaction: Is This The Real Life, or Am I Tripping? Two Metafictional Novels and A Movie


Anyone ever read Don Quixote? I promise it isn’t all about tilting at windmills and going on impractical adventures. In fact, in the second half of the story Don Quixote reads the same story we just read. This is metafiction — when an author makes literary characters aware that they’re in a book and they are characters, not people; sometimes…

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My Favorite Things: Murderbots, Milestone Movies, Superheroic Women, and Dragon Age


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, three of our selections are perfect for book lovers. This includes a brand new sci-fi novella with a murderous protagonist,…

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The Rich Fantasy of A Taste of Honey: A Review


A Taste of Honey (2016) Written by: Kai Ashante Wilson Genre: Fantasy Pages: 100 (Nook) Publisher: Tor/Forge Why I Chose It: Many reasons. That gorgeous cover, for one. The story is about two men of color, and that’s what’s on the cover. (Because publishers whitewashing book covers is a thing.) Also because I haven’t read much fantasy lately. And lastly…

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Roundtable: Hollywood, Do This Instead!


We already know that Hollywood buys up far more properties than it can possibly adapt for the big and small screen. Sometimes, those properties are adapted to great success, and other times, fans wish that Hollywood had never heard of their favorite property. Last month, the contributors of Speculative Chic told Hollywood what to leave alone, so it made perfect…

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