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.
As part of an agenda to oust her father from his political position,
Kris Longknife is relieved of command. But when an alien enemy launches
an invasion, she defies both government and military authority to lead
a rag-tag fleet against the threat.