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 picture-filled storybook contains warm, humorous retellings of
sixteen favorite fairy tales and folktales culled from the Brothers
Grimm, Aesop, and the Ashanti and Pueblo Indian tribes, as well as the
countries of Russia, India, and France.