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.
300 years in the future, biotechnology has altered the shape and
substance of what it means to be a man. Only the 250-year-old "Dragon
Man" can give Sara an understanding of what "e-mortality" might
mean - for herself and for the entire human world.
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.