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The Intriguing World of Speculative Fiction
What is Speculative Fiction?
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This is a question with a big answer. Big because as Kristen Lamb wrote in a recent blog:
"Speculative fiction is an umbrella term used to describe narrative fiction with supernatural or futuristic elements. This includes but it not necessarily limited to fantasy, science fiction, horror, utopian, dystopian, alternate history, apocalyptic fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction.
Basically all the weird stuff."
That’s a big umbrella, all right.
Some definitions state that speculative fiction asks the question "What if?" Like:
What if a spaceship lands and a virus is released that kills everyone over 30 years of age?
Or, what if a man from another galaxy meets up with a woman living by herself in the woods? And she falls in love with him?
Or , what if the serial killer is the detective in charge of the investigation?
Do these story lines sound familiar?
Other examples of speculative fiction?