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Reading the Hugos: Novelette Category


Novelettes are tricky little beasts. They are story tidbits, and it takes a particularly skilled writer to create one that offers a full story within the limited constraints of standard word count for the form. I am challenging myself to read more short fiction this year, so when our editor approached me to ask if I would be willing to…

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Teenage Wizards (Not THOSE Teenage Wizards) and Twisted Tropes: Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On


In 2013, Rainbow Rowell published Fangirl, a young adult novel with an interesting speculative twist.  The novel itself wasn’t speculative. It revolves around a set of twin sisters who grew up absolutely enthralled with Rowell’s answer to Harry Potter, Simon Snow.  The main focus of the novel is one twin, Cath. Cath isn’t ready to leave her days in the…

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My Favorite Things: New Gods, Monstrous Comics, and “Lost Girls”


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 one of the “New Gods” on the American Gods television show, a beautiful new music video that’s…

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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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Inside the Mind of a Man is a Massacre: Splendor & Misery and Why It Deserves the Hugo


It’s Hugo season! This means banding together to discuss, debate, and ultimately vote for the things that we love. This year saw something new and different in the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): an experimental hip-hop album called Splendor & Misery had appeared on the ballot alongside four television episodes. I was intrigued. I’m a lifelong music junkie (my first…

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My Favorite Things: Fantasy Video Games, Obscure Fairy Tales, and Ghost Stories


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 two video game selections- including an old favorite, and a MMORPG perfect for people who don’t normally like MMORPGs. On…

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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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