Speculative fiction

Genre of fiction including science fiction, horror and fantasy / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Speculative fiction is a term that has been used with a variety of meanings for works of literary fiction.[1] The broadest interpretation is as a category of fiction encompassing genres with elements that do not exist in reality, recorded history, nature, or the present universe. Such fiction covers various themes in the context of supernatural, futuristic, and other imaginative realms.[2] The genres under this umbrella category include, but are not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, horror, superhero fiction, alternate history, utopian and dystopian fiction, and supernatural fiction, as well as combinations thereof (for example, science fantasy).[3]