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...more

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Lock In
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Broken Monsters
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Some Fine Day
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  • Crimson Son by Russ Linton
    Crimson Son
    Release date: Jun 14, 2014
    His mother kidnapped, his superhero father absent, powerless Spencer Harrington faces a world of weaponized humans to prove himself and find the truth…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 18 - Sep 21, 2014
    5 copies available, 546 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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  • Black Hole Butterfly by Salem
    Black Hole Butterfly (Detective Rook Black, #1)
    Release date: Mar 06, 2014
    One AUTOGRAPHED copy.

    Detective Rook Black is having a tough time solving crime in a New York City where reality is traded on the black market by the m…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 13 - Sep 22, 2014
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  • Ligatures by Sara Rich
    Release date: Aug 01, 2014
    Stanza is a young American scholar working in Belgium when her husband, Pierre, is killed in a tragic bicycle accident. Devastated by her soul mate's…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2014
    5 copies available, 67 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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  • Ready Player One
    The Martian
    The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
    The Bone Clocks
    Lock In
    The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
    Son (The Giver, #4)
    The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)
    The Girl with All the Gifts
    Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)
    1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
    The Golem and the Jinni
    The Miniaturist
    Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
    1984 by George OrwellSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodDune by Frank Herbert
    Literary Science Fiction
    143 books — 111 voters

    At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. LovecraftThe Fiction by H.P. LovecraftPerdido Street Station by China MiévilleThe House on the Borderland by William Hope HodgsonAncient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories by Algernon Blackwood
    Essential Weird Fiction
    55 books — 47 voters
    Leaper by Geoffrey  WoodThe God Cookie by Geoffrey  WoodThe Great Divorce by C.S. LewisThe Screwtape Letters by C.S. LewisThe Wide Game by Michael  West
    Best Christian Speculative Fiction
    60 books — 58 voters

    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinGood Omens by Terry PratchettEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardDune by Frank Herbert
    All Time Favorite Speculative Fiction
    129 books — 58 voters
    The Little White Horse by Elizabeth GoudgeLud-in-the-Mist by Hope MirrleesLinnets and Valerians by Elizabeth GoudgeUnicorn Mountain by Michael BishopWitch Born by Amber Argyle
    Rural Fantasy
    47 books — 14 voters

    The Handmaid's Tale
    The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
    Brave New World
    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
    Fahrenheit 451
    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
    Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
    Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
    The Elephant Tree
    The Zombie Room
    Never Let Me Go
    American Gods (American Gods, #1)

    Jonathan Lethem
    Jonathan Lethem Chronic City
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    Josh Strnad
    He shook his head again. “I’m afraid I don’t feel much of anything these days. Especially not hope. I have no time or energy to waste on false wishes and dreams that won’t come true.” “Hope isn’t about ignorant wishing.” She surprised even herself with her defensive backlash. “Hope is about believing—believing there are better things in store for us if we just wait for them. It’s about understanding we’re not left completely on our own here, regardless of the way things appear.” Lamont snorted. “Tha...more
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    Madeleine L'Engle
    At Tara in this fateful hour, I place all Heaven with its power, And the sun with its brightness, And the snow with its whiteness, And the fire with all the strength it hath, And the lightning with its rapid wrath, And the winds with their swiftness along their path, And the sea with its deepness, And the rocks with their steepness, And the earth with its starkness: All these I place, By God's almighty help and grace Between myself and the powers of darkness!
    Madeleine L'Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet

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    Lovers of Paranormal If, like us, you enjoy anything paranormal, then this place is for you. This is a bookclub dedic…more

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    BookClubFiction A bookclub completely devoted to Fiction of all kinds! We cycle between different genres of fict…more

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