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The Expanse is the Best Sci Fi on TV, and Here are 5 Reasons You Need to Be Watching

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Imagine Earth, retaining walls surrounding the Statue of Liberty to fend off rising sea levels from effects global warming. The United Nations government is desperate for more resources to sustain a population so swollen you have to prove yourself worthy of more than Basic, the guaranteed subsidy that meets humanity’s baseline needs. Then you have independent Mars, boasting a small…

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My Favorite Things: Space Marines, Magical Innkeepers, and Fairy Tales for Adults

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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 all about an awesome character from SyFy’s The Expanse, and a duo of fabulous books. One is the latest…

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My Favorite Things: Stealth Spec-Fic, Badass Women of Television, Nerdy Christmas Trees, and Ghostbusters

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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 all about creative ways to sneak in nerdy elements to our every day lives. This can be through cool art…

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Yours In Calendrical Heresy: A Review of Yoon Ha Lee’s Ninefox Gambit

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…aka, the book that makes a SpecChic with a phobia of math really like math. Ninefox Gambit (2016) Written by: Yoon Ha Lee Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 384 (Kindle) Series: Book One of The Machineries of Empire Publisher: Solaris Books Why I Chose It: The first editorial review on Amazon is a glowing endorsement by Alastair Reynolds, who writes some…

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My Favorite Things: Awesome E-Readers, NSFW Memoirs, Award-Worthy Novellas, and Star Trek at 50

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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 includes a comedic memoir about growing up nerdy, a Lovecraft-inspired novella, a favorite e-reader, and one of the biggest sci-fi…

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My Favorite Things: Star Trek Collectibles, Bingeable Books, Animate Cat Rosebushes and Power Armor

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Welcome back to My Favorite Things,  a weekly column where our writers share all of their favorite nerdy obsessions. You can tell we love a good book here at Speculative Chic, as three of our picks this week are related to awesome sci-fi/fantasy books. This includes a ghostly (and addictive!) ebook series, everyone’s favorite urban fantasy pet, and a kick…

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Sound Off! Star Trek Beyond

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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. For our second venture, we’re trekking to the Final Frontier to chat about Star Trek Beyond, which premiered in the U.S. on Friday, July 22, 2016. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but…

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My Favorite Things: Robots and Dragons Meet Canadian Rockers

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Greetings and Salutations! You’ve found your way to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we ladies geek out about our fannish finds in hopes that you might discover a new favorite too. This weeks edition brings you a sci-fi show that puts it’s own stamp on classics concepts, a free-to play shooter with DRAGONS, and a Canadian rock duo that’s…

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