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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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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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Introducing the Speculative Chic Book Club!


I like reading books. I also like talking about books. I also like talking with people about books, not just at people. And because sometimes when you say you like things you get asked to implement them, I’m here to introduce the new Speculative Chic Book Club! Here’s how it’s going to work: On the fourth Friday of every month,…

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Finding Home: A Review of Every Heart A Doorway


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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