speculative fiction


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speculative fiction

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements
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com in a recent interview, speculative fiction encompasses something that could probably happen, where most sci-fi probably won't happen.
Although a lot of people are writing quality speculative fiction, there don't seem to be many places that publish it," Keele said.
Look at the work of the Jewish speculative fiction writers, like Jane Yolen's novel Briar Rose, which uses the elements of the folktale as a lens into the horrors of the Holocaust, and never once allows readers to romanticize the experience.
Sheldon Greene's careful writing leads to a work strong both as speculative fiction and for its stories of daily life.
Together, these titles dominated international bestseller lists for 153 weeks, and still remain among the all-time classic works of modern speculative fiction.
Exponential increases in technological devices and added stresses in young adults' lives lead to a larger population of young adults who are interested in speculative fiction.
Johansson's novel strikes a balance between the worlds of science fiction and speculative fiction in order to tell a rich story following one man's quest in the distant future for truth and memory on a planet called Shylock.
She loved the speculative fiction elements she found in the work of Nick Joaquin.
Features of different genres (realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction, etc,) are detailed and teaching ideas and activities, along with author profiles and lists of works, are incorporated into each chapter.
Dedicated to famed feminist speculative fiction writer Joanna Russ, "Heiresses of Russ" is a fine addition to any short fiction collection, especially those with a focus on lesbian and speculative fiction.
Gomez continues to make her mark as a writer of black speculative fiction in her collection of short stories, Don't Explain (Firebrand Books, 1998).
As with speculative fiction, some of the ideas are pretty interesting historically or culturally - like ``The Prince of Wails'' episode, in which the British rule the United States, or ``The Weaker Sex,'' which turns out to be men.