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.
When a personal tragedy destroys her hopes for fame as a dancer on
Earth, Rain McLeod volunteers for the Starseed Foundation, a symbiotic
lifeform that enables her to defy the laws of gravity in space.