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From the Salt Mines: The Big Bang Theory

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From the Salt Mines: A new occasional series in which I will talk about the things that stick under my craw for various reasons. Future plans include other TV series, several books, and at least one video game. I have a lot of feelings, and not all of them are pleasant ones. You may have noticed, if you’re the kind…

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Finding Home: A Review of Every Heart A Doorway

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Every Heart a Doorway (2016)  Written by: Seanan McGuire Genre: Dark Fantasy Pages: 174 (Kindle) Publisher: Tor.com Why I chose it: I first heard of Seanan McGuire back in 2009 when I picked up Feed by Mira Grant at the bookstore. Feed is a novel about an internet blogging team covering a presidential campaign about 25 years or so after…

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Sound Off! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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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, “I am Groot” and discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which premiered in the United States on Friday, May 5, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a…

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My Favorite Things: Female Jedi, Top-Notch Literary Sci-Fi, and “The Inner Light”

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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. Can’t chose between Star Wars and Star Trek? Well, neither can we! This week we highlight a couple of our favorites from…

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Trust No One: A Review of Runtime by S. B. Divya

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Runtime (2016) Written by: S.B. Divya Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 120 (Kindle edition) Publisher: Tor.com Why I Chose It: Literally, we’re reviewing the Nebulas and no one had claimed it yet. That’s it, that’s the reason. The premise: The Minerva Sierra Challenge is a grueling spectacle, the cyborg’s Tour de France. Rich thrill-seekers with corporate sponsorships, extensive support teams, and…

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Roundtable: Leave It Alone!

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Hollywood loves adapting things to the big and small screen. Everywhere we look, something we love is getting made into a movie or a television show, or maybe it’s getting rebooted, rebranded, or relaunched. Sometimes, this is exciting! We can’t wait to see our favorites come to life on the big or small screen! But sometimes, this can lead to…

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Mass Effect: Andromeda: A Review in Conversation

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The highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda finally launched from the Milky Way Galaxy on Tuesday, March 21. Here to have a casual conversation about all of the things they loved and some of the things they didn’t are Whitney Richter, veteran N7 operative and the one responsible for sending over 50 salarian infiltrators out to save the galaxy from the…

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Throwback Sound Off! Zootopia

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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’re celebrating its nomination for a Nebula Award by discussing Zootopia, which originally premiered in the United States on Friday, March 4, 2016. It is currently available to purchase on DVD, for streaming on…

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My Favorite Things: Aquatic Horror, Sci-Fi Podcasts, Faerie Fiction, Charming Animation, and More Love for Geek Fashion

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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 got quite an assortment. There’s not one, but two top notch speculative books, a podcast perfect for sci-fi fans,…

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Sound Off! Mass Effect: Andromeda

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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, help colonize a far-off galaxy and discuss Mass Effect: Andromeda, which released in the United States on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After…

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