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.
Asgard's Conquerors is also known as Invaders from the Centre.
Stableford returns with Asgard's Conquerors, book two in The Asgard Trilogy about a planet - and a man - like no other.
After penetrating deep into the hollow planet of Asgard, Michael Rousseau wanted only to collect his payment for selling the location of the dropshaft and get as far away from the icy planet as possible. But instead he is captured by the Star Force, and is back under the command of Susarma Lear. Rousseau learns that Shychain city, the alien base established on Asgard's surface, has been invaded.
As one of the few people with experience inside Asgard, Michael "volunteers" for a mission back into the heart of this new enemy to find a way to defeat them. But, when he's captured by the enemy, he is taken deeper into Asgard than any human has ever been. The question is whether he will survive to unlock even more of Asgard's secrets.
Brian Michael Stableford (born 1948) is a British science fiction and non-fiction author. His earlier books were published as by Brian M. Stableford, but more recent ones have appeared under the name Brian Stableford.