Speculative Fiction takes place in a world where anything can happen. It goes beyond everyday life and takes the reader into an imaginary world of fantasy, science, and horror.
That’s the short answer. But, of course, it’s much more than that.
It takes our existing world and changes it by asking What if? What if monkeys could fly? What if aliens came to Earth?
This opens up the definition to include other genres…like alternate history, sci-fi, dystopian, weird tales, and surrealism.
It views the world through new eyes, pushing the boundaries of imagination. It can take you out of your daily routine and reawaken a sense of mystery and purpose and wonder.
It places ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances–providing new insight, teaching us about vital qualities within ourselves, like bravery and kindness, as we confront the forces of Good and Evil.
It tries to anticipate where we all will be one day, so we can be better prepared. This changes us on a basic level that defies definition. It moves the soul to a better place.
It also satisfies a basic human need. The need to dream.
The fact that you are reading this blog proves it. You wonder about the possibilities for a better tomorrow.
It is the reason we choose Speculative Fiction.
Why? Because we are all dreamers at heart.