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#Fantastical Fridays

Everyone seems to have their favourite pet tag at the moment. So, I decided to have my own, and Fridays will now have a fantastical feel to them. But, of course, before I delve into what I will be including in my #Fantastical Fridays, maybe I should set out the scope of Speculative Fiction that for me, personally, encompasses science fiction, fantasy and horror!

Listed below are as many of the sub-genres as I can think of, at the moment, off the top of my head. If I’ve missed any, let me know.

SCIENCE FICTION:
• AI
• Alien Invasion
• Colonization
• Cyber
• Dying Earth
• Dystopian
• First Contact
• Futuristic
• Galactic Empire
• Generation Ship
• Hard SF
• Immortality
• Military SF
• Mutants
• Nano-tech
• Near Future
• Parallel/Alternative Universe
• Post Apocalyptic
• Pulp
• Robots/Androids
• Slipstream
• Space Exploration
• Space Opera
• Time Travel
• Utopia
• Virtual Reality

FANTASY:
• Alternative History
• Contemporary [urban]
• Dark Fantasy
• Epic [classical]
• Fairy Tales
• Heroic Fantasy
• High Fantasy
• Historical
• Magic Realism
• Mythic
• Steampunk
• Sword & Sorcery
• Urban Fantasy
• Witches

HORROR:
• Classic
• Demonic
• Ghost
• Gothic
• Monster
• Occult
• Psychic
• Supernatural
• Paranormal
• Vampiric
• Werewolf
• Zombies

Join me on a Friday with a #Fantastical Fridays — and share three books that fall into one or other of the above genre, that you’ve either read, have in your TBR, or have heard about and want to read.

8 Comments

  1. I love this idea, Alex! I’m not as well informed in speculative fiction as I am in crime fiction and some other things, but I like this idea quite a lot. And there are books that blur the distinction between these genres. Both Charles Strosser’s Rule 34, and Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency are, in my opinion, both speculative and crime fiction. I look forward to what’s shared here.

    • Thanks, Margot. I wanted to do something a little different. There is a lot of books that have fantastical elements in them that are not necessarily fantasy or SF. So I’m interested in seeing what everyone comes up with.

      And yes, certainly within crime fiction too, there are any number of titles that have many a fantastical element to them.

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun Alex! I’ll try to remember and take part in some of these Fantastic Fridays!

    • I hope so, Vera. I’m just throwing it out there to see who might be interested. And, of course, it’s just another reason to talk more about BOOKS! 😀

  3. I wish I could contribute but I seldom read these days. I watch a lot of movies though. Count me in if you start something on movies!

    • Oh, now I would love to do this for movies as well, Veronica. That’s if you’re serious. I love movies and have highlighted and reviewed a few, on this blog. But wasn’t sure if anyone was interested or not.

      We could do a post once a month about 3 movies that we’ve either seen, want to see, or heard about. Let me know what you think.

  4. I would love to read about the movies you would be highlighting and reviewing but I probably wouldn’t blog about them. I posted about movies I’ve watched before but my readers didn’t seem interested! Maybe we have a different following?

    • Alexandra says

      Hey, that’s fine. If I know at least one person is interested in reading a movie review, then I’ll post. Because, the truth is, I like to write reviews (good and bad) – but I know what you mean about readers; they rush in, click ‘Like’ and rush off again as if they’re on twitter. Which I understand, if they have lots of blogs to visit.

      Personally, I prefer to interact with people, and comment. Whether or not the reciprocate. That’s just me. 😀

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