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.
Serving as both Chief Medical Officer and Inquisitor on his spaceship,
Andrej Koscuisko is ordered to interrogate a man suspected of murdering
a slave woman and finds himself surrounded by enemies intent of
protecting the real culprit.