Originally Posted by Bob Russell
What's speculative fiction? I don't really know. But based on that wikipedia entry, it sounds like it's "sort of scifi" but with more freedom to be creative about alternate views of reality. I guess we'll have to read some to see what it's all about.
"Speculative fiction" is simply an umbrella term used to encompass both science fiction and fantasy. We science fiction writers would politely reject any notion that our field lacks "freedom to be creative."
ROBERT J. SAWYER, Science Fiction Writer
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