What’s your Genre?
I’ve never been one to neatly fit in a category. I’ve been smooshed and forced into other peoples expectations, only to use my super octopus powers to escape. It’s hard to put a lid on someone/something when there are bits and pieces pushing to be free.
As an author, I can be as mysterious and eccentric. How my writing represents me is another story (ha!). If I can not define the genres I write in, how can anyone else ever propose, pitch or sell my work? My current manuscript is an Urban Fantasy, but all my short stories tend to fit in the category of Speculative Fiction.
What is Speculative Fiction?
Speculative fiction is an umbrella term encompassing the more highly imaginative fiction genres, specifically including science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate history.
I love asking the question ‘What if?’. What if the world zombified, how would the non-zombies survive and why? What if a nuclear disaster struck and how would your mind cope with the aftermath? What if aliens visited? What if, what if, what if…
What’s your genre?
- Science Fiction Genres and their Definitions (needmoreshelves.wordpress.com)
- Is Sci-fi Fantasy? (yiwashington.wordpress.com)
- Good Speculative Fiction: Substantial Imagination (lanternhollow.wordpress.com)
- Speculative Fiction: A Brilliant Opportunity (lanternhollow.wordpress.com)
- Post-apocalyptic giant John Christopher passes away (thefinchandpea.com)
- Moral Escapism: Speculative Fiction’s Evil Twin (lanternhollow.wordpress.com)