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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Falls the Shadow
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Hers To Claim (Verdantia, #4)
Servants of the Storm
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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 »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 04 - Dec 04, 2014
    2 copies available, 162 people requesting
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  • Pearly Incognito by Salem
    Pearly Incognito (Detective Rook Black, #2)
    Release date: Apr 29, 2014
    2 AUTOGRAPHED copies.

    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: Oct 15 - Oct 27, 2014
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  • Black Hole Butterfly by Salem
    Black Hole Butterfly (Detective Rook Black, #1)
    Release date: Mar 06, 2014

    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 mys…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 15 - Oct 27, 2014
    1 copy available, 224 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • 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)
    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
    56 books — 50 voters
    Winter of the Passion Flower by Annie SeatonAnno Dracula by Kim NewmanAgatha H and the Airship City by Phil FoglioThe Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark HodderRetribution Falls by Chris Wooding
    Favourite Steampunk/Alt. History Novels
    86 books — 119 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
    Watchmen by Alan MooreSoon I Will Be Invincible by Austin GrossmanThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael ChabonAmerican Gods by Neil GaimanHero by Perry Moore
    Superhero Fiction
    423 books — 741 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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    But he couldn’t risk taking the helmet off. It was the only thing saving him from the firing squad. He was no longer able to keep his thoughts silent. No longer able to squash his misgivings about what he had done.
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    Andrew Cormier
    With timid curiosity, I asked, “what do you mean the old bodies get reused?
    Andrew Cormier, The Great Deceiver

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    The Borderliners Trilogy As the author of The Borderliners Trilogy I am particularly interested in your thoughts on the s…more

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    The Alternative World A private group focusing on thoughtful, engaged discussions of speculative fiction. Interested?…more

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    The Fantasy Project: 101 Books in 10 Years Visit the dedicated blog for the challenge: http://101fantasychallenge.blogspot.com/ A revamped f…more

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    Across the Universe in 365
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