Speculative fiction is that large mass of fiction that answers the question of “what if?” What if…the world was overrun by bacteria? What if the sun fizzled out? What if we could travel to a parallel universe? What if all those stories your parents told you when you were a child were true? What if King Henry VIII never saw Marie Antoinette that day? What if India was never colonized? And the possibilities are endless.
Speculative fiction isn’t just fantasy and fairy tales. It is comprised of science fiction, historical fiction and a lot more. It also makes up a large portion of my personal library but that is a tale for another time.