Tag Archives : science fiction

Sound Off! Blade Runner 2049


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, revisit a favorite dystopian cityscape and discuss Blade Runner 2049, which premiered in the United States on Friday, October 6, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all,…

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My Favorite Things with Heidi Ruby 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 author Heidi Ruby Miller, who just released Man of War,…

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Sleeping Giants Awaken: A Review


Sleeping Giants (2016) Written by: Sylvain Neuvel Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 336 (Hardback) Series: Themis Files #1 Publisher: Del Rey Why I Chose It: When I first read the premise of this book, it sounded like something I would not like. I was halfway to “No, thank you,” when I read “giant metal hand.” Then I read several reviews from…

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Cover Chic: Breaking with Stereotypes


When someone mentions fantasy book covers, inevitably a stereotypical image pops up. One of knights standing near dragons, perhaps a chain-mail bra-clad woman with him. Or at least, that’s what used to be the norm. As today’s standards of what’s “cool” and socially acceptable continue to shift, so do the covers of speculative fiction books. Fantasy, science fiction, and horror…

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Orphan Black: The Final Trip Index


Have you finally watched the final season of Orphan Black? Have you caught up on all of Speculative Chic’s episodic reactions? For your convenience, you can click on each poster to see what our Editor-in-Chic thought about each episode as it aired, and if you want to chat about the show, feel free to do so in the comments!

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Solving Your Own Murder: A Review of Six Wakes


Six Wakes (2017) Written by: Mur Lafferty Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 400 (Trade paperback) Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: So one of my favorite genre mash-ups is SF/Mystery, and Six Wakes definitely falls into that sweet spot. It’s a science fiction locked-room mystery that also made me think of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, just… in space.…

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Delivering on a Promise: A Review of Heaven’s Queen


Heaven’s Queen (2014) Written By: Rachel Bach Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 388 (Trade Paperback) Series: Paradox Book 3 Publisher: Orbit Why I Chose It: I Needed to finish this series. Needed with a capital Need. Premise: From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell’s doomed ship, Devi Morris’s life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two…

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