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.
In twenty-third-century England, young Clive Anderson is imprisoned in
an attempt to mold him into a docile member of society but escapes to
the Outlands where he is befriended by Wild Jack's outlaw band.