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A Take on African Steampunk: A Review of Everfair by Nisi Shawl


Everfair (2016) Written by: Nisi Shawl Genre: Steampunk Pages: 383 (Hardcover) Publisher: Tor Books Why I Chose It: This novel has caught my eye since it was released because of the alternate history premise (outside of speculative fiction, I’m a huge fan of historical fiction) and the African setting. Also, the cover is gorgeous. The premise: An alternate history/historical fantasy/steampunk…

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The Nebula-Quest of Lisa P: A Review of The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson


The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (2016) Written by: Kij Johnson Pages: 169 (Paperback) Publisher: Tor.com Why I Chose It: There’s a couple reasons. First, I’ve always wanted to read something by Kij Johnson. Second, the title along with the great illustrated cover intrigued me. The premise: Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her…

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My Favorite Things: Mad Scientists, Life Model Decoys, Horror Biographies, Episodic Board Games, and The Legend of Zelda


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 talking about dimension-hopping mad scientists, the latest installment in the Zelda video game franchise, a biography for one of the…

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Roadtrip! A review of Final Fantasy XV


Final Fantasy XV (2016) Developer: Square Enix Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Platform: PS4 Type: RPG Why I Chose It: I am a longtime Final Fantasy fan and with this new release for the PS4 also being one of the only JRPGs (Japanese Role Playing Games) available to us in North America, picking this up was a no-brainer. The premise: Get ready…

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Law & Order Meets Cyberpunk: A Review of After Atlas by Emma Newman


After Atlas (2016) Written by: Emma Newman Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 365 (Paperback) Publisher: ROC Why I Chose It: I read Planetfall earlier this year and upon finishing it I immediately pre-ordered After Atlas. They are set in the same universe but are standalone novels. The premise: Acclaimed author Emma Newman returns to the captivating universe she created in Planetfall…

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My Favorite Things: Pocket Monsters, Delightful Party Members, Netflix Remakes, and Frosty Superpowers


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 great new video games (both handheld and console), an exciting new episode of The Flash, and a…

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Sound Off! Doctor Strange


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, we’ve torn through dimensions in order to chat about Doctor Strange, which premiered in the U.S. on Friday, November 4th, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not necessarily…

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Up Up and Away: A Review of Updraft by Fran Wilde


Let me begin by saying this is my first solo post as a contributor for Speculative Chic! I was surprised and happy when the Editor-in-Chic reached out to me, as this blog has everything I really want in a site: SF/F/H, reviews, and a great group of women (and some familiar faces)! Without further ado, here’s a review of Updraft…

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My Favorite Things: Horror Television, Collectible Card Games, Celtic Fantasy, and The Man of Steel


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’s MFT is chock-full of selections of every flavor. Television viewers might want to know about a great new horror series, or…

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