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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  • No More Heroes by Nicholas Chapman
    No More Heroes
    Stories are meant to be told.

    But many stories go unfinished, unpublished and unread. What happens to the characters in those books when nobody reads…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 01 - Aug 31, 2014
    1 copy available, 395 people requesting
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  • Reader by Erec Stebbins
    Reader (Daughter of Time, #1)
    “Science-fiction epic”, “Reminiscent of Bradbury”, “altogether profound”: 2 signed hardbacks

    Speculative fiction series with time travel, alien armaged…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 31 - Aug 31, 2014
    2 copies available, 393 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
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  • The Place of Voices by Lauren Lynch
    The Place of Voices
    NEW RELEASE in Christian Speculative Fiction! Enter to win one of 3 signed paperbacks.

    A mysterious invitation gives three teens an opportunity to esc…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 18 - Sep 01, 2014
    3 copies available, 229 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
    Ready Player One
    The Martian
    The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
    The Girl with All the Gifts
    Son (The Giver #4)
    The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)
    Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
    The Golem and the Jinni
    1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
    Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)
    Pines (Wayward Pines #1)
    Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
    The Leftovers
    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, #1)
    The Elephant Tree
    The Zombie Room
    Never Let Me Go
    American Gods (American Gods, #1)

    Blake Butler
    Blake Butler
    His Favorite Surrealist Literature: The David Lynch of books shares his top five works of weirdness in honor of his new domestic dreamscape, There Is No Year.
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    Robin Craig Clark
    Our duty is wakefulness, the fundamental condition of life itself. The unseen, the unheard, the untouchable is what weaves the fabric of our see-able universe together.
    Robin Craig Clark, The Garden

    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

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

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    Pro-Active Destruction If it ends the world, re-imagines the world or changes the rules to the game of life, let's rea…more

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    St. John's based club of FL Community members. We will read, chat, discuss, socialize, share and…more

    7 members, last active 25 days ago

    Capitol Hill (Denver) Ladies' Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club We are an in person, book club for women who enjoy reading and discussing speculative fiction—sc…more

    2 members, last active 59 days ago

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