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The Twelve Days of Spec Fic


Every year on Christmas Eve, my friends and family perform an epic rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” People group up and choose numbers. We have a conductor. It’s loud and ridiculous, and probably the reason this idea popped into my head. So, my friends, come forth and join me in a chorus of “The Twelve Days of Spec…

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Weekly Roundup December 4-8, 2017


The weekend has arrived, and I couldn’t be more grateful! It was a long week for me, so I’m glad for the chance to finally relax. I’m going to have to take my own advice and catch up on all of the posts that our contributors served up this week. It’s snowy in my town today, so staying inside sounds…

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Mermaids From Hell: Mira Grant’s Rolling in the Deep


When you picture mermaids, I’m assuming that something like Disney’s famous redhead, Ariel, comes to mind. Am I right? That’s a fairly common image. Mermaids, in general, are seen as beautiful creatures, half human female, and half elegant fish. But what if they weren’t the gorgeous, singing, harmless beings that we’ve been led to believe in? Mira Grant answered that…

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Fairy Tales in the Streets: October Daye for the Hugo


This year’s Hugo ballot saw a brand new and somewhat experimental category: Best Series. Many were nominated, and the final tallies offered nominees from all corners of the science fiction and fantasy umbrella. One nominee in particular made my heart sing: the October Daye Books by Seanan McGuire. If you aren’t familiar with the series, this is how McGuire herself…

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


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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Leave The Lies To The Living: A Review of Mira Grant’s Feedback


Halloween might be over, but that doesn’t mean we stop embracing the scary around here.  Welcome back to my soon-to-be-completed romp through the world of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series.  Today, we are discussing the newest addition to the series, Feedback.  In Grant’s own words, This standalone entry in the Newsflesh world follows a new blogging team through a new adventure…and…

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Change The World, Then Cookies: Re-Reading Mira Grant’s Newsflesh Series, Part 3: Blackout


“Great,” Shaun said, clapping his hands together.  “Let’s go through decon, get in there, and change the world.  And then?  Cookies” (p 620). What a wonderful time of year it is. The weather grows crisp. Halloween is just around the corner, and just in time for more scary fiction. I hope that you’re caught up on your Newsflesh reading, ladies…

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Hey George, Check This Out: Why You Should Read Mira Grant’s Newsflesh Series


Welcome!  Usually, this is where you would find my monthly write-up of my experience rereading Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series.  Perhaps some of you, having read this series, have been reading along and either nodding or shaking your respective heads at what I’ve written.  Some of you, I’m sure, have been skipping the pieces because you haven’t read the series.  Well. …

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