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

A Lesson in Vengeance
All's Well
The Other Me
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
A Terrible Fall of Angels
She Wouldn't Change a Thing
Bad Witch Burning
Feral Creatures (Hollow Kingdom, #2)
The Shimmering State
In the Watchful City
The Sisters of Reckoning (The Good Luck Girls, #2)
The Scavenger Door (Finder Chronicles #3)
She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor, #1)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1)
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
The End of Men
Shards of Earth (The Final Architects, #1)
The Startup Wife
The Lost Colony (The Long Winter, #3)
Remote Control
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)
2034: A Novel of the Next World War
The Russian Cage (Gunnie Rose #3)
The Blacktongue Thief (Blacktongue, #1)
A Girl From Nowhere (The Firewall Trilogy, #1)
Beyond (The Founding of Valdemar #1)
Fight Club by Chuck PalahniukA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessTrainspotting by Irvine WelshAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Contemporary Cult Fiction
330 books — 440 voters
1984 by George OrwellThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Road by Cormac McCarthyBrave New World by Aldous Huxley
Smart Apocalyptic and Dystopian Fiction
493 books — 850 voters

City of Bones by Cassandra ClareAberrant by Ruth  SilverCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareCity of Ashes by Cassandra ClareA Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Best Speculative Fiction
268 books — 260 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
3,127 books — 6,569 voters

Ender's Game by Orson Scott CardDune by Frank Herbert1984 by George OrwellFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyBrave New World by Aldous Huxley
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
7,374 books — 22,261 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
1,227 books — 1,713 voters

The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Fahrenheit 451
Brave New World
Station Eleven
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Never Let Me Go
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Dune (Dune, #1)
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle, #4)
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
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