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My Favorite Things: Treasure Hunters, Dragon Companions, Ghost Stories, and Timely Dystopias


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 a successful remake of a childhood favorite, a touching urban ghost story, a timely dystopian novel, and…

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My Favorite Things: Magical Libraries, Horror Comedies, and Even More Star Wars!


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 an addictive Star Wars video game, a wonderful book for fans of magical libraries, and a hilarious vampire-focused mockumentary.…

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Biggest Disappointments of 2016


Here at Speculative Chic, we tend to put the emphasis on the positive (in fact, we do it every week with our column My Favorite Things), but every now and then something just lets us down. Sometimes our favorite TV shows take an unfortunate turn. Sometimes the movies we were looking forward to don’t live up to our expectations. And…

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My Favorite Things: Halloween Special


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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Sexist Vet Specializing in Gigantic Alien Animals: A Review of Yoss’ Super Extra Grande


Super Extra Grande (2012 – original Spanish, 2016 – English translation) Written by: Yoss, translated by David Frye Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 160 (Paperback) Publisher: Restless Books Why I Chose It: When I read the back blurb for Super Extra Grande, I saw: “Cuban science-fiction master,” “playfulness and ingenuity of Douglas Adams,” “a distant future […] a veterinarian who specializes…

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My Favorite Things: Beauty and the Beast, Homicidal Hot Tubs, Top Notch Short Fiction, and So-Bad-it’s-Good Sci-Fi


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 includes gorgeous promotional stills for one of next year’s biggest fantasy films; a classic sci-fi movie that includes both dragons, cavemen,…

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