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.
Embroiled in his field work in the arboreal world of Sunga, biologist
Kirk Salazar must put up with hard-core tourists, an ignorant
industrialist, and Alexis Ritter, the formidable high priestess of a
Sunga cult dedicated to chastity.