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Fun and Fraught: A Review of Bone Music


Bone Music (2018) Written by: Christopher Rice Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 455 (Kindle) Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Why I Chose It: Bone Music was part of the Kindle First Read selection for February, and it looked interesting. I’d read The Snow Garden way back in 2002, out of rampant curiosity — Anne Rice’s son also a writer? I found that…

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Sound Off! The Cloverfield Paradox


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, make sure nothing in your house has changed color and discuss The Cloverfield Paradox, which premiered on Netflix in the United States on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but…

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My Favorite Things with Tez Miller


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, the weekly column where we grab someone in speculative circles to gab about the greatest in geek. This week we sit down with book blogger and occasional Speculative Chic contributor Tez Miller. Tez…

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Speculative Chic Book Club: Dawn


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Book Club! Each month, we invite you to join us in reading a book that is voted on by YOU, our readers. We’re still experimenting with the format, so just like last month, this month we’re just doing a review followed by your discussion in the comments! Dawn (1987) Author: Octavia E. Butler Pages: 256…

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Broken AIs and Engineered Angels: A Review of Dust


Dust (2007) Written By: Elizabeth Bear Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 368 (Mass Market Paperback) Series: Jacob’s Ladder Book 1 Publisher: Spectra Why I Chose It: I was intrigued with the melding of angels and religion with space travel and nanotechnology. Also, I’ve never read anything by Elizabeth Bear and I keep meaning to. Premise: On a broken ship orbiting a…

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Black Mirror Season 4 Continues to Warn Us About the Pitfalls — and Terror — of Technology


Black Mirror‘s fourth season dropped on Netflix Dec. 29th, 2017, just in time for everyone to binge-watch it over New Year’s weekend — which is exactly what I did. I’ve been a fan of the series since it debuted in 2011. The first two seasons were three episodes each. In 2015, Netflix commissioned twelve episodes, resulting in six episodes for…

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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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Harsh Realities and the Gently Falling Snow: A Review of The Frozen Wilds DLC for Horizon Zero Dawn


Hello my fellow shards gatherers, I’m here to tell you why you should all be playing The Frozen Wilds DLC for Horizon Zero Dawn (previously reviewed here), and it’s basically because it’s my favorite DLC since Mass Effect’s Citadel DLC. It has a little bit of everything: new storyline, new machines, upscaled difficulty, new outfits, new weapons, and completely new spoilers!…

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