Speculative Fiction

Speculative fiction is a fiction genre speculating about worlds that are unlike the real world in various important ways. In these contexts, it generally overlaps one or more of the following: science fiction, fantasy fiction, horror fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate history. It is often used as an umbrella term for science fiction and fantasy considered as a single genre.

The term is used this way in academic and ideological criticism of these genres, as well as by some readers, writers, and
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The Sudden Appearance of Hope
Smoke
Company Town
The Geek Feminist Revolution
Too Like the Lightning
Roses and Rot
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
The Progeny (Descendants of the Blood Countess #1)
Outriders (Outriders, #1)
The Jewel and Her Lapidary
Runtime
Join
Hystopia: A Novel
Central Station
The Emperor's Railroad (Dreaming Cities, #1)
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
Written in Fire (Brilliance Saga, #3)
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
Zero K
A Better World (Brilliance Saga, #2)
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Brilliance
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Smoke
Redshirts
The Natural Way of Things
This Census-Taker
The Regional Office Is Under Attack!
The Gifting (Gifting, #1)
The Handmaid's Tale
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
1984
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
Brave New World
Fahrenheit 451
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
Never Let Me Go
Sister Sable (The Mad Queen #1)
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
The Elephant Tree
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2)
The Zombie Room


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