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.
Den Patrick was born in Dorset in 1975 and shares a birthday with Bram
Stoker. He has at various times been a comics editor, burlesque
reviewer, bookseller and Games Workshop staffer. He lives and works in London.