Types of Fiction

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

There are different categories of fiction, and each of them has its subgenres. Here are the types of fiction and its definition.

Speculative Fiction

Speculative fiction is a wide genre of fiction that encompasses genres that include aspects that do not exist in reality, recorded history, nature, or the current world. Instead, this kind of literature explores various topics within the supernatural, futuristic, and other creative worlds. This overarching category encompasses multiple genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, horror, superhero fiction, alternative history, utopian and dystopian literature, and supernatural fiction, as well as hybrids thereof.

1. Alternate History

Concentrates on historical events as if they occurred differently, as well as their ramifications in the present.