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speculative fiction

noun
1.
a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements
Word Origin
C20
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Contemporary definitions for speculative fiction
noun

a term for science fiction or fantasy fiction

Usage Note

distinguishing this genre from pulp, comics, superhero science fiction

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