I was born to read speculative fiction.
Ghosts. Werewolves. Vampires. Magic.
Even Zombies can be fun.
What is it?
Anything that spans multiple genres, anything wild, wacky, and a little bit “out of this world.” Speculative Fiction can be anything from Star Trek (the “sci-fi” side of the genre) to Sleepy Hollow. It is “alternate history,” Steampunk, and the brothers Winchester. If a ghost is “done in” by ghost-hunters, a vampire wins over the girl instead of eating her, a werewolf is caught up in angst, a Vulcan tries to find his way in a feelings-dominated world, or a historical figure has a really cool made-up night job… that’s Speculative Fiction.
Our culture is packed with it at the moment. And I’m cool with that.