The slippery genre of slipstream…

Of all the sub-genres crowded under the broad umbrella of "speculative fiction," slipstream is probably the trickiest to nail down. Bruce Sterling, who coined the term, called slipstream "...a kind of writing which simply makes you feel very strange; the way that living in the twentieth century makes you feel, if you are a person of a certain sensibility." (Presumably, … Continue reading The slippery genre of slipstream…

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What is speculative fiction?

The kind of fiction I like to read the most, and that I tend to focus on here, falls under the broad umbrella of "speculative fiction." I've never been entirely comfortable with the traditional genre labels of science fiction, fantasy and horror. The definitions that are most often applied to these genres seem so limiting, … Continue reading What is speculative fiction?