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
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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
XX
The Tiger Flu
Exiles, Vol. 1: Test of Time
She Would Be King
For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)
A Room Away From the Wolves
Ignite the Stars (Ignite the Stars, #1)
Elevation
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
Lies Sleeping (Peter Grant, #7)
The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)
The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)
Severance
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Salvation (Salvation Sequence #1)
Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse
Leap (Breakthrough, #2)
CyberStorm
Alice Isn't Dead
On A Sunbeam: A Webcomic
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 Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Wise Man's Fear by Patrick RothfussThe Final Empire by Brandon SandersonThe Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott LynchThe Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
New Speculative Fiction Stars
1,042 books — 2,602 voters

The Woman in the Window by A.J. FinnThe Wife Between Us by Greer HendricksThe Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth WareSometimes I Lie by Alice FeeneyThe Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
2018 Mystery Thriller Horror
216 books — 225 voters

The Handmaid's Tale
1984
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
Jonathan Lethem Chronic City
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J. Cameron McClain
To my surprise, the sensation of query filled my stomach, spreading through to every corner. This was followed by each point of query ending at the same answer. Device Nineteen had responded to the question by coming to the conclusion that oblivion was the end of every path. Great. My roommate’s an emo.> My stomach reviewed the comment and rumbled queries to various parts of the diamond, but most were returned unanswered because the required systems were not yet online.
J. Cameron McClain, Miss Fitzhue

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