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.
David Wingrove (born 1954) is a British science fiction writer. He is well-known as the author of the Chung Kuo novels (eight in total). He is also the co-author (with Rand and Robyn Miller) of the three Myst novels.