Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
A year after her father, a poet who identified with fauns and satyrs,
has been found dead in a motel swimming pool, a strange faun-boy
appears to Melissa, seeming to be the reincarnation of her beloved