Tag Archives : j.l. gribble

A Little Less Than Strange: Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004) Written by: Susanna Clarke Genre: Historical Fantasy Pages: 866 (Kindle) Publisher: Bloomsbury (UK)/Tor (US) Why I Chose It: This book was my Resolution Project 2017 goal for Speculative Chic. Long story short: I picked up the gigantic hardback edition in 2005, and it’s been anchoring my To Be Read pile ever since. Finally bought the…

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Roundtable: Cancellations That Killed Us


Over the summer, we’ve talked a lot about series: when we’ve had to jump ship or when finales have totally fallen flat. One roundtable has inevitably led to the other, which brings us to one of the most natural topics of all. Cancellations That Killed Us The most obvious culprit, naturally, is television, but book series start and never continue.…

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Sound Off! Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


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 1960s-inspired military uniform and discuss Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which premiered in the United States on Friday, July 21, 2017.   Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily…

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Sound Off! Spider-Man: Homecoming


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, reload your web-shooters and discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming, which premiered in the United States on Friday, July 7, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while we are all…

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My Favorite Things: Lying Cat, The King of Wakanda, Kick-Ass Theme Songs, and Sweeping Epics


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 still all about Wonder Woman, and her awesome soundtrack, and we continue to be obsessed with the Black Panther…

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Sound Off! The Mummy


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, brush the sand out of your hair and discuss The Mummy, which premiered in the United States on Friday, June 9, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all,…

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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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