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.
In a tale taking place before the birth of David Carter, his father,
Tyrusian Prince Cael, flees to Earth to evade a military dictatorship
and encounters Rita, who helps him adjust to her world's culture.