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Weekly Roundup, January 8-12, 2018


Hello lovelies! I have overcome the wasting plague (mostly) and returned (kind of). Thank you very much to Editor-in-Chic Shara for covering for me while I was down. I’m back and ready to roll. Sort of. When she asked if I was well enough to return, the conversation between us went a little like this: To be fair, Shara’s office…

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Roundtable: Favorite 2017 Read


It’s no secret that there’s a bunch a readers here at Speculative Chic. Asking our writers what their favorite read of 2017 seemed like an easy task, but it wasn’t. When you read as many books as we do, how do you pick just one? And did it have to be a book published in 2017, or just a book…

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Book Club: February Selection and March Poll


It’s 2018, everybody! Congratulations on surviving 2017. I’m proud of all of you. And I’m also here to announce the book club selection for February, as voted on by you! Brown Girl In the Ring (2001) Author: Nalo Hopkinson Discussion Date: 2/23/18 The premise: The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble.…

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The Making of a Leader: Leia, Princess of Alderaan


I have fallen down hard into the expanded Star Wars universe, clearly. It started with the book of short stories From a Certain Point of View, which I previously reviewed, and has honestly just devolved from there. I’ve never been one for media tie-ins, the end of 2017 has been a weird one for me. But hey, this book was…

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Biggest Disappointments of 2017


You know what the trouble is when you look forward to something? Inevitably, it just might let you down, and then something you could’ve shrugged off otherwise becomes a bitter disappointment. So while we at Speculative Chic love celebrating our favorites (seriously, have you been reading our My Favorite Things column?), we also think it’s important to talk about those…

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