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A Take on African Steampunk: A Review of Everfair by Nisi Shawl


Everfair (2016) Written by: Nisi Shawl Genre: Steampunk Pages: 383 (Hardcover) Publisher: Tor Books Why I Chose It: This novel has caught my eye since it was released because of the alternate history premise (outside of speculative fiction, I’m a huge fan of historical fiction) and the African setting. Also, the cover is gorgeous. The premise: An alternate history/historical fantasy/steampunk…

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Chain Reaction: Three TV series Cut Off In Their First Season


I’m a sucker for series that only get short runs. I like ruminating about untapped potential, I suppose; the what-ifs and what-could-have-beens make great daydreaming material (and story fodder). Every so often there’s talk of reviving Firefly, Joss Whedon’s beloved 2002 space western series, whose fans often feel was given short shrift by FOX. Firefly’s first season was fourteen episodes…

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Steampunk: A Review of Jim Butcher’s The Aeronaut’s Windlass


The Aeronaut’s Windlass (2015) Written by: Jim Butcher Genre: Steampunk Pages: 768 (Kindle) Series: Book One of The Cinder Spires Publisher: Roc Why I Chose It: As part of a Speculative Chic dare to review this year’s Hugo Nominees. And because my editor told me there were talking cats in this book. TALKING CATS! Premise: Since time immemorial, the Spires…

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My Favorite Things: Lindsey Stirling, Heavy Metal Comedies, and Female Superheroes


Hello there! You’ve found your way back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where the ladies of Speculative Chic fill you in on the best of the best, as far as geek entertainment goes. Clearly, we’ve been bitten by the superhero bug, because two of our entries these week focus on fabulous female superheroes. Additional highlights include your new…

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