Tag Archives : Erin Bales

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again: A Review of The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.


The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel (2017) Written by: Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland Genre: Science Fantasy Pages: 754 (Kindle) Publisher: William Morrow Why I Chose It: Although I’ve never read anything by Neal Stephenson (I know!) or Nicole Galland, I’ve always had a weakness for both time travel stories and epistolary novels. The premise: From bestselling author…

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Roundtable: Favorite 2017 Read


It’s no secret that there’s a bunch a readers here at Speculative Chic. Asking our writers what their favorite read of 2017 seemed like an easy task, but it wasn’t. When you read as many books as we do, how do you pick just one? And did it have to be a book published in 2017, or just a book…

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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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The More Things Change: A Review of Persepolis Rising


Persepolis Rising (2017) Written by: James S. A. Corey (pen name used by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 549 (Hardcover) Series: Book Seven of The Expanse Publisher: Orbit Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Orbit for the purpose of review. Why I Chose It: I have read, and loved, all of the…

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Thanksgiving Special 2017: All We Want for Christmas


Happy Thanksgiving! Here at Speculative Chic, we hope you are having a delightful day full of fun, food, and family. If none of those things sound appealing, or if you’re not in the United States, that’s okay, because we’ve got something to cheer you right up! In recent years, it’s become a thing for stores to open on Thanksgiving to…

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Weekly Roundup: November 13-17, 2017


Can you believe that we’re halfway through November? I can’t. Time is flying by at such a clip that it’s hard for me to keep up. Take some time to relax this weekend. Maybe take in some of the excellent posts that our contributors posted this week. If you missed something, that’s OK. I am your helpful guide to all…

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Top 10 Spec Fic Actresses For Whom I’m Most Grateful


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ve compiled a list of the speculative fiction actresses for whom I’m most grateful, which means I’m pulling from some of my favorite speculative fiction movies, tv shows, and video games for the most talented actresses. So I guess you could say this is also a list of my favorite things, making it double the fun. Really,…

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