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.
His mission nearly complete, a time-traveling alien returns from his
trips to such times and places as medieval France and revolutionary
Russia to find the residents of his native Terrapin enslaved by an