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

The Light Between Worlds
Friday Black
Alice Isn't Dead
The Monster Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, #2)
Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse
In the Vanishers’ Palace
Moon of the Crusted Snow
The Black Khan (The Khorasan Archives #2)
Unholy Land
The Tiger Flu
Exiles, Vol. 1: Test of Time
For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)
She Would Be King
A Room Away From the Wolves
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)
Alice Isn't Dead
Everything Under
The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)
Leap (Breakthrough, #2)
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Salvation (Salvation Sequence #1)
Lies of the Beholder (Legion, #3)
Impostors (Impostors, #1)
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)
Acceptance (Southern Reach, #3)
1984 by George OrwellFight Club by Chuck PalahniukSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Let's Shake It Up A Bit
686 books — 487 voters
Dune by Frank HerbertEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams1984 by George OrwellFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Best Science Fiction
2,665 books — 4,408 voters

1984 by George Orwellگم شده ای در مه by سید مرتضی مصطفویFlowers for Algernon by Daniel KeyesBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Philosophical Science Fiction
327 books — 352 voters
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. LovecraftThe Fiction by H.P. LovecraftPerdido Street Station by China MiévilleThe Yellow Sign & Other Stories by Robert W. ChambersAncient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories by Algernon Blackwood
Essential Weird Fiction
85 books — 86 voters

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Eye of the World by Robert JordanAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman
Fantasy Books Written for Adults
931 books — 1,450 voters
Soulless by Gail CarrigerRetribution Falls by Chris WoodingAnno Dracula by Kim NewmanAgatha H and the Airship City by Phil FoglioThe Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder
Favourite Steampunk/Alt. History Novels
149 books — 176 voters

The Handmaid's Tale
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
Fahrenheit 451
Brave New World
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Never Let Me Go
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
Station Eleven
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6)
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

Jonathan Lethem
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Margaret Atwood
I feel buried.
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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One second she’s all timid, and then reeoowr! Hellcat.
Carrie Butler, Strength

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