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The Devil is in the Coincidence: Paul Tremblay’s Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

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Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (2016) Written by: Paul Tremblay Genre: Horror Pages: 327 (Hardback) Publisher: William Morrow Why I Chose It: People have been recommending Paul Tremblay to me ever since his book, A Head Full of Ghosts, came out in 2015. The editor of Speculative Chic, Shara White, who is one of my go-to people for reading recommendations, told…

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My Favorite Things: Non-Speculative Edition

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Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we (usually) gab about the greatest in geek. But with April Fools having recently passed, we thought we’d shake things up a little. No pranks! We promise. Instead, we thought that we’d share a little more about us. Because here at Speculative Chic, the focus is always on the speculative:…

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My Favorite Things: Nerd Fashion, Scene Stealing Mutants, Magical Scavenger Hunts, and Strong Speculative Shows

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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 fairy tale-inspired fashion, the latest season of a seriously good sci-fi show, a scene stealing mutant from…

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The Mercy Journals Disappoint: A Review

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The Mercy Journals (2016)  Written by: Claudia Casper Genre: Post-apocalyptic fiction Pages: 231 (Paperback) Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press Why I Chose It: I had not heard of The Mercy Journals until Speculative Chic asked the contributors if we were willing to review the books nominated for the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award. I was so interested in the premise of…

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My Favorite Things: Suburban Zombies, Creepy Video Games, Feminist Sci-Fi, and More Love for The Good Place

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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’ve spotlighted several exciting new, and upcoming releases. This includes a fantastic horror comedy series, a binge-worthy (and speculative!) sitcom,…

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Teenagers at the End of the World: A Review of Kristy Acevedo’s Consider

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Consider (2016) Written by: Kristy Acevedo Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Pages: 283 (Paperback) Series: Book One of The Holo Series Publisher: Jolly Fish Press Why I Chose It: When Speculative Chic put out the call for people willing to read and review the books nominated for the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award, I choose Kristy Acevedo’s Consider. I have…

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Roundtable: Favorite Love Stories

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Ah, love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you don’t need to be in a relationship, nor do you need to read romance, to really appreciate a good love story. They’re everywhere, especially in speculative fiction. From Han and Leia’s “I love you”/”I know” in Star Wars to Westley’s “As you wish” to Buttercup…

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My Favorite Things: Epic Space Opera, Quirky Humor, and Time Travel TV

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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’ve got some great book and TV-related recommendations, including a space opera series with an epic scope, a humorous speculative…

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Roundtable: My First Fandom

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Welcome to the Speculative Chic Roundtable! You’re used to hearing us gather and share our thoughts on movies and our favorite things, but we thought it might be fun to chat about other topics that relate to speculative fiction as well. To kick off this new column, I asked: What was your very first speculative fiction fandom and how did…

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The Fireman Fizzles: A Review

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The Fireman (2016) Written by: Joe Hill Genre: Post-apocalypse Pages: 747 (Hardcover) Publisher: William Morrow Why I Chose It: I am a big fan of Hill’s previous books, so of course I was psyched to read his newest release. Joe Hill is a pen name for Joseph Hillstrom King — as in the son of the master of horror, Stephen…

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