What is another word for speculative fiction?

Pronunciation: [spˈɛkjʊlətˌɪv fˈɪkʃən] (IPA)

Speculative fiction is a term used to describe any type of literary work that deals with hypothetical or imaginary concepts, usually in relation to science, technology, or the future. Synonyms for speculative fiction include science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, dystopian literature, post-apocalyptic fiction, and utopian fiction. Science fiction is a sub-genre of speculative fiction that commonly explores technological advancements and their impact on society and the future. Utopian fiction involves portrayals of perfect societies, whereas dystopian literature portrays nightmarish societies. Alternate history is based on assumptions or modifications of real-world events, while post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world after a catastrophic event. These genres have evolved over time, but they all pursue the purpose of asking "what if" questions.

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Famous quotes with Speculative fiction

  • I wrote speculative fiction because I loved to read it, and thought I could do better than some of the people who were getting published.
    Fred Saberhagen
  • Just as mainstream literature shows us how our contemporaries view the present, and historical fiction shows us how they view the past (not, of course, what the present or the past were actually like), so speculative fiction shows us how they view the future. I happen to believe that my contemporaries' view of the past is not very important; but their view of the present is quite definitely important, and their view of the future is vital.
    Gene Wolfe
  • IF YOU ARE ACCUSTOMED to reading works of speculative fiction and enjoy puzzling things out on your own, skip this Note. Otherwise, know that the scene in which this book is set is not Earth, but a planet called Arbre that is similar to Earth in many ways.
    Neal Stephenson

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