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25th May '16 4:23:32 PM nombretomado
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* {{Slipstream}}: weird next door neighbor to {{Realism}}, who may or may not be an alien wizard.

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* {{Slipstream}}: {{Slipstream|Genre}}: weird next door neighbor to {{Realism}}, who may or may not be an alien wizard.
13th May '16 7:55:21 AM Scorpion451
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!! Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres:

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!! Major Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres:



* AlternateHistory
* BioPunk
* ClockPunk
* ComicFantasy literature
* {{Cyberpunk}}
** PostCyberpunk
** PunkPunk: Cyberpunk tropes and conventions juxtaposed with, other genres and time periods.

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* AlternateHistory
* BioPunk
* ClockPunk
* ComicFantasy literature
* {{Cyberpunk}}
** PostCyberpunk
** PunkPunk: Cyberpunk tropes
'''ScienceFiction:''' Fiction of the future and conventions juxtaposed with, other genres the question "What if...?"
[[folder: subgenres of Science Fiction]]
* PlanetaryRomance
* SpaceOpera
* SpaceWestern
* SpeculativeDocumentary
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
[[/folder]]

'''{{Fantasy}}''' Fiction of magic
and time periods.mythology
[[folder: subgenres of fantasy]]
* ComicFantasy



* DieselPunk
* GaslampFantasy



* {{Fantasy}}
* FantasticComedy on TV, fantasy elements used for parody or satire.



** SwordAndSorcery, which generally follows the style of the pulps.



* {{Horror}}



* NewWeird: Non derivative horror, sci-fi, and fantasy mostly blended together.
* ParanormalInvestigation



* PlanetaryRomance
* SandalPunk
* ScienceFantasy: {{Mix and Match}}ed sci-fi and fantasy elements.
* {{Slipstream}}
* SolarPunk
* SpaceOpera
* SpaceWestern
* SpeculativeDocumentary
* SteamPunk
* StonePunk
* {{Superhero}}es
* SupernaturalFiction: It's all about ghosts, witches, suspense, and mystery.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFutureSwordAndSorcery


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'''{{Horror}}:''' The fiction of fear
[[folder: subgenres of Horror]]
* CosmicHorror
* GothicHorror
* PsychologicalHorror
* ReligiousHorror
* SurvivalHorror
[[/folder]]
'''PunkPunk:''' Speculative elements meet social commentary, philosophy, action, and intrigue.
[[folder: subgenres of Punk fiction]]
* BioPunk
* ClockPunk
* {{Cyberpunk}}: Punk fiction's firstborn child
* DieselPunk
* PostCyberpunk
* RaygunGothic
* OceanPunk
* SandalPunk
* SolarPunk
* SteamPunk
* StonePunk
[[/folder]]

!! Hybrid subgenres and other major subgenres
* AlternateHistory
* BizarroFiction: literature's equivalent to the cult section at the video store.
* DungeonPunk: An {{Adventure Friendly|World}} smashup of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Punk, and TwoFistedTale; heavy on the [[SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty grit]].
* FantasticComedy: A comic work, usually a sitcom, with minor but central fantastical elements
* GaslampFantasy: whimsical hybrid of punk and fantasy, generally lighthearted or dramatic.
* NewWeird: Non derivative horror, sci-fi, and fantasy mostly blended together.
* {{Superhero}}es
* ParanormalInvestigation: A mix of the supernatural and the scientific, with a variable level of the fantastic to the mundane.
* ScienceFantasy: {{Mix and Match}}ed sci-fi and fantasy elements.
* SciFiHorror
* SupernaturalFiction: It's all about ghosts, witches, suspense, and mystery.
* {{Slipstream}}: weird next door neighbor to {{Realism}}, who may or may not be an alien wizard.
* TwoFistedTales: Works inspired by the {{Pulp Magazine}}s of the early 20th century

6th Apr '16 10:58:03 PM AwSamWeston
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* SolarPunk
2nd Mar '16 7:20:13 PM poi99
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ScienceFiction, {{Fantasy}}, AlternateHistory and [[ScienceFantasy everything in between]].

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ScienceFiction, {{Fantasy}}, AlternateHistory and [[ScienceFantasy everything in between]].
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28th Dec '15 2:00:07 AM spirasen
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The term 'Speculative Fiction' was originally a "backronym" for the initials SF; at the time, during the NewWaveScienceFiction movement of the 1960s, some writers felt that science fiction, or 'sci-fi', was equated to flying saucers and rubber monsters, and wanted to distinguish themselves with a new genre label. The desire for a separate category became even greater when people began to apply the sci-fi label to horror films containing blatantly supernatural elements (such as various immortals) but few if any science-based elements whatsoever. Over time, however, the term 'Speculative Fiction' grew to become a SuperTrope covering not only what self-described Speculative Fiction authors wrote, but also the SciFi and Horror B-movies they were trying to distinguish themselves from. Nevertheless, Speculative Fiction can be applied to a work correctly or incorrectly in order to help it avoid the SciFiGhetto; it can allow the more pretentious to believe that their favorite work is a proper 'literary' work with no connection to and thus obvious superiority over that geeky science fiction or fantasy.

Today Speculative Fiction covers practically the entire fantastic end of the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic, including {{fantasy}}, ScienceFiction, {{horror}}, and other, less well-known genres. (In this genre, JustHereForGodzilla is in full effect.) However, there are many speculative fiction stories that fall on the border between genres, and others that may be completely unclassifiable. Furthermore, many of these genres can be either used to [[NightmareFuel terrify]] or PlayedForLaughs, with the latter producing such genres as comic SF and comedy - horror.

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The term 'Speculative Fiction' was originally a "backronym" for the initials SF; at the time, during the NewWaveScienceFiction movement of the 1960s, 1960's, some writers felt that science fiction, or 'sci-fi', 'sci-fi,' was equated to flying saucers and rubber monsters, and wanted to distinguish themselves with a new genre label. The desire for a separate category became even greater when people began to apply the sci-fi label to horror films containing blatantly supernatural elements (such as various immortals) immortals), but few if any science-based science based elements whatsoever. Over time, however, the term 'Speculative Fiction' grew to become a SuperTrope SuperTrope, covering not only what self-described self described Speculative Fiction authors wrote, but also the SciFi and Horror B-movies they were trying to distinguish themselves from. Nevertheless, Speculative Fiction can be applied to a work -- correctly or incorrectly -- in order to help it avoid the SciFiGhetto; it can allow the more pretentious to believe that their favorite work is a proper 'literary' work with no connection to to, and thus obvious superiority over that geeky science fiction or fantasy.

Today Speculative Fiction covers practically the entire fantastic end of the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic, including {{fantasy}}, {{Fantasy}}, ScienceFiction, {{horror}}, {{Horror}}, and other, less well-known well known genres. (In this genre, JustHereForGodzilla is in full effect.) However, there are many speculative fiction stories that fall on the border between genres, and others that may be completely unclassifiable. Furthermore, many of these genres can be either used to [[NightmareFuel terrify]] or PlayedForLaughs, with the latter producing such genres as comic SF sci-fi and comedy - horror.



!!Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres:

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!!Speculative
!! Speculative
Fiction Sub-Genres:






** PunkPunk - Cyberpunk tropes and conventions juxtaposed with other genres and time periods

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** PunkPunk - PunkPunk: Cyberpunk tropes and conventions juxtaposed with with, other genres and time periodsperiods.



* HighFantasy, the epitome of which is ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''

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* HighFantasy, the epitome of which is ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings.''



* MagicRealism, "Hey! You got magic in my whimsical [[LitFic literary epic]]!"
* MundaneFantastic, fantasy elements intrude on mundane everyday life.
* NewWeird, non-derivative Horror, Scifi and Fantasy mostly blended together.

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* MagicRealism, MagicRealism: "Hey! You got magic in my whimsical [[LitFic literary epic]]!"
* MundaneFantastic, fantasy MundaneFantastic: Fantasy elements intrude on mundane everyday life.
* NewWeird, non-derivative Horror, Scifi NewWeird: Non derivative horror, sci-fi, and Fantasy fantasy mostly blended together.



* ScienceFantasy - {{Mix And Match}}ed scifi and fantasy elements

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* ScienceFantasy - ScienceFantasy: {{Mix And and Match}}ed scifi sci-fi and fantasy elementselements.



* SupernaturalFiction - It's all about ghosts, witches, suspense, and mystery

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* SupernaturalFiction - SupernaturalFiction: It's all about ghosts, witches, suspense, and mysterymystery.




16th Jun '15 3:54:58 PM PhantBat
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15th Jun '15 4:34:58 PM sdouglasjohnson
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* DarkFantasyDarkFantasy

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* DarkFantasyDarkFantasyDarkFantasy
15th Jun '15 6:25:19 AM PhantBat
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* BioPunk
* ClockPunk



* DarkFantasy

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* DarkFantasyDarkFantasyDarkFantasy
* DieselPunk


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* SandalPunk


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* StonePunk
* SteamPunk
10th Jun '15 1:40:24 PM ANTMuddle
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Today Speculative Fiction covers practically the entire fantastic end of the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic, including {{fantasy}}, ScienceFiction, {{horror}}, and other, less well-known genres. (Much of what is under this genre tends to qualify as being JustHereForGodzilla.) However, there are many speculative fiction stories that fall on the border between genres, and others that may be completely unclassifiable. Furthermore, many of these genres can be either used to [[NightmareFuel terrify]] or PlayedForLaughs, with the latter producing such genres as comic SF and comedy - horror.

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Today Speculative Fiction covers practically the entire fantastic end of the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic, including {{fantasy}}, ScienceFiction, {{horror}}, and other, less well-known genres. (Much of what is under (In this genre tends to qualify as being JustHereForGodzilla.genre, JustHereForGodzilla is in full effect.) However, there are many speculative fiction stories that fall on the border between genres, and others that may be completely unclassifiable. Furthermore, many of these genres can be either used to [[NightmareFuel terrify]] or PlayedForLaughs, with the latter producing such genres as comic SF and comedy - horror.
7th Jun '15 5:58:04 AM ANTMuddle
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The term 'Speculative Fiction' was originally a "backronym" for the initials SF; at the time, during the NewWaveScienceFiction movement of the 1960s, some writers felt that science fiction, or 'sci-fi', now equated to flying saucers and rubber monsters, and wanted to distinguish themselves with a new genre label. The desire for a separate category became even greater when people began to apply the sci-fi label to horror films containing blatantly supernatural elements (such as various immortals) but few if any science-based elements whatsoever. Over time, however, the term 'Speculative Fiction' grew to become a SuperTrope covering not only what self-described Speculative Fiction authors wrote, but also the SciFi and Horror B-movies they were trying to distinguish themselves from. Nevertheless, Speculative Fiction can be applied to a work correctly or incorrectly in order to help it avoid the SciFiGhetto; it can allow the more pretentious to believe that their favorite work is a proper 'literary' work with no connection to and thus obvious superiority over that geeky science fiction or fantasy.

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The term 'Speculative Fiction' was originally a "backronym" for the initials SF; at the time, during the NewWaveScienceFiction movement of the 1960s, some writers felt that science fiction, or 'sci-fi', now was equated to flying saucers and rubber monsters, and wanted to distinguish themselves with a new genre label. The desire for a separate category became even greater when people began to apply the sci-fi label to horror films containing blatantly supernatural elements (such as various immortals) but few if any science-based elements whatsoever. Over time, however, the term 'Speculative Fiction' grew to become a SuperTrope covering not only what self-described Speculative Fiction authors wrote, but also the SciFi and Horror B-movies they were trying to distinguish themselves from. Nevertheless, Speculative Fiction can be applied to a work correctly or incorrectly in order to help it avoid the SciFiGhetto; it can allow the more pretentious to believe that their favorite work is a proper 'literary' work with no connection to and thus obvious superiority over that geeky science fiction or fantasy.
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