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.
This comic novel about an Englishman lost in the surreal high-tech
computer country of America's mid-West describes how the hero, Fred
Jones, goes to America to seek his fortune and ends up with his private
life out of control, working for the KGB.