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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  • Allusions by M.H. Vesseur
    Release date: Oct 15, 2014
    Glimpses of tomorrow await you in this short story collection. Literary magazines in The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and the USA applauded these stor…more View Details »
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  • Tangled by Brandi Leigh Hall
    Tangled (A BirthRight Novel, #3)
    Release date: Oct 31, 2014
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    An Upper YA / New-Adult Urban Fantasy

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    Giveaway dates: Oct 03 - Oct 24, 2014
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  • The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
    The Bone Clocks
    Station Eleven
    Ready Player One
    The Martian
    The Girl with All the Gifts
    The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
    Son (The Giver, #4)
    The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
    Festive in Death (In Death, #39)
    Lock In
    Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)
    Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch, #2)
    The Golem and the Jinni
    Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
    Fight Club by Chuck PalahniukTrainspotting by Irvine WelshFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisMagic America by C.E. Medford
    Contemporary Cult Fiction
    126 books — 149 voters

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    Essential Weird Fiction
    55 books — 49 voters

    The Killing Moon by N.K. JemisinDawn by Octavia E. ButlerHuntress by Malinda LoAncient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura SalaamThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
    Speculative Fiction by Women of Color
    49 books — 19 voters
    Leaper by Geoffrey  WoodThe God Cookie by Geoffrey  WoodThe Great Divorce by C.S. LewisThe Screwtape Letters by C.S. LewisGrimrack by Geoffrey  Wood
    Best Christian Speculative Fiction
    61 books — 61 voters

    The Handmaid's Tale
    The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
    Brave New World
    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
    Fahrenheit 451
    Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
    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
    Divergent (Divergent, #1)

    Jonathan Lethem
    Jonathan Lethem Chronic City
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    Daniel Ausema
    Complete. What an awful word for an infected people, that final, animal stage that was the future of all of them. Chels swallowed, unsure what to say. “That’s…sad. I didn’t even know he was infected.” Semesz whispered, “He was just infected yesterday. We saw him last night, and he already had mouse whiskers and a tail.
    Daniel Ausema, A New Infection

    Ann Gimpel
    Because there wasn’t anything else to do, he settled at the kitchen table with a bottle of mead and nearly emptied it. The anesthetic effect he hoped for hadn’t happened, though. At least not yet.
    Ann Gimpel, Earth's blood

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