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Speculative Fiction Subgenres

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By Jill Williamson

“Speculative fiction is a term that encompasses a wide variety of “weird” fiction genres. It is the supergenre of everything that falls under Science Fiction and Fantasy. Where all types of fiction tell a story of a hypothetical situation, speculative fiction often tells a story that takes place in a hypothetical storyworld that is different from our own. Speculative fiction can take place on earth but often takes place in other worlds envisioned by the author. Here is a list of all the subgenres I could think of..”

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Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

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