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.
Weary of war, the people of Earth and their leaders refuse to take
seriously reports of renewed belligerence among the remnants of the
feline Kilrathi race, whose surviving warlords and their formidable
arsenals stand ready to wage war.