Speculative Fiction

Speculative fiction is a broad category of fiction encompassing genres with certain elements that are nonexistent in terms of reality, recorded history, or nature and the present universe, covering various themes in the context of the supernatural, futuristic, and many other imaginative topics.

Under this umbrella category, the genres include, but are not limited to: science fiction, fantasy fiction, horror fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate history.

It is can be used as an umbrella term for sci

The Water Outlaws
My Name Is Iris
Forged by Blood (Tainted Blood Duology, #1)
The Great Transition
Time's Mouth
The Museum of Human History
The Never-Ending End of the World
The Blue, Beautiful World
Prophet Song
Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon
The Dark Place
The Job at the End of the World
The Splinter in the Sky
Starter Villain
Our Missing Hearts
Slow Time Between the Stars (The Far Reaches, #6)
Sea of Tranquility
How It Unfolds (The Far Reaches, #1)
Falling Bodies (The Far Reaches, #3)
Just Out of Jupiter's Reach (The Far Reaches, #5)
The House at the End of the World
The Kaiju Preservation Society
Androne (Androne #1)
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
Going Zero
Chain-Gang All-Stars
Prophet Song
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk1984 by George OrwellA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Let's Shake It Up A Bit
863 books — 622 voters

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn MuirThe Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha    ShannonThis is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-MohtarThe Hanged Man by K.D. EdwardsThe Fever King by Victoria  Lee
2019 Queer SFF
141 books — 354 voters
Fight Club by Chuck PalahniukA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisTrainspotting by HillsdaleOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Contemporary Cult Fiction
350 books — 452 voters

The Moon Dwellers by David EstesFire Country by David EstesThe Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle TaylorRoute 666 by J.D. ToepferA Different Alchemy by Chris Dietzel
Little Known Dystopias
247 books — 342 voters

The Handmaid’s Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
Fahrenheit 451
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Brave New World
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
Station Eleven
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
Never Let Me Go
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
The Power
Dune (Dune, #1)
The Left Hand of Darkness
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)

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