speculative fiction

literary and cinematic genre that includes science fiction, horror, fantasy and alternate history

Speculative fiction is a broad genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic or other imaginative themes. This includes, but is not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, supernatural fiction as well as combinations thereof (e.g. science fantasy).Speculative fiction differs from other types of fiction such as slice of life and from non-fiction.
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