Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Round-Up #192

Mike Duran talks about Speculative Fiction. Since I'm thinking about entering the Genesis Contest under this category, the article piqued my interest.

Defining this genre is not easy. As one commenter noted, the term is more of an umbrella term with sub-genres like Christian Supernatural fiction, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy underneath. Most publishers shy away from the category, but there's an untapped demand from readers.

I'm interested to see what you think of the article and the genre. Since my book is near-future, I thought I might fit here.

Have a blessed weekend!


Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Speculative fiction... never heard of it... but then, there is a lot I haven't heard of :)
I do not see the link to the article, sorry.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

His articles always leave me thinking.

Good luck w/ the Genesis!
~ Wendy

Chatty Crone said...

Have a good weekend too Susan. sandie

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi All -

Sorry about the link situation. I don't know what happened.

I no longer have the article saved, so I can't put it in. If you Google Mike Duran, you can probably find his blog.


jean Fischer said...

I wish you much luck with Genesis, Susan. I'll have to see if I can dig up that blog post.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

With your experience running searches, I have no doubt you'll locate the post. :)


Nancy said...

Speculative fiction sounds so good. I believe that my first children's story was this type as it was a fantasy. I have read some other books of this type. Hope you "fit in" and that your writing does well.