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.
MechWarrior-aspirant Raul Ortega finds himself called to battle when
warring factions – who have seceded from the Republic – wage war on his home
world to obtain one of the few working interstellar communication nets.