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Speculative Fiction

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Transcript of Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction
Speculative fiction is a literacy genre the collects the sub-genres of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Steam Punk and Cyber Punk. The term describes stories that includes prophetic warnings, utopian societies, titanic disasters and strange voyages.
Fantasy
Fantasy was one of the first to branch off from speculative fiction. It is a branch of speculative fiction which involves magical worlds, creatures and wizards. They often involve adventures or quests.
Science Fiction
A branch of speculative fiction that involves futuristic events and will often involve time travel, space ships and advanced technology. It is set usually set in the future.
Steam Punk
A branch of speculative fiction that involves machinery rather than advanced technology. It is usually set in the Victorian time period during the industrial revolution. It follows the outlaws of society, the people that live on the edge.
Cyber Punk
A branch of speculative fiction that is set in a lawless subculture of an oppressed society dominated by computer technology.
Dystopia
A branch of speculative fiction which is the opposite of a Utopia, it is a world where some event has happened that has ruined their day to day lives and flipped there world on its head. A Dystopian society is not perfect, in fact it is far from it.
Speculative Fiction
Speculative Fiction Examples and Qualifications
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is included in the science fiction sub-genre because it shows some of the main conventions of science fiction. The conventions that this book shows from the fiction sub-genre are inter-planetary travel, alien life, advanced technology and being set in a future time period, these conventions are the reason that this book is accepted into this sub-genre.
Fever Crumb
Fever Crumb is included in the steam punk sub-genre because it shows some of the main conventions of the steam punk sub-genre. The conventions from the steam punk sub-genre that this book shows are, being set in the Victorian (Industrial revolution) time period and using a lot of machinery rather than advanced technology
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games is included in the dystopian sub-genre because it shows some of the main conventions of the dystopia sub-genre. The conventions from the dystopian sub-genre that this book shows are that there was an event that completely changed the way that their society functioned, the Uprising, and that society feels oppressed by the capital.
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