The Uses of Genre and the Classification of Speculative Fiction

R.B. Gill
From: Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 2, June 2013
pp. 71-85 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0021

Optimally, a definition of speculative fiction will promote interpretation by suggesting affinities with similar explorations of human imagination and values. The looseness of the category provides opportunity for examination of varieties of classification and uses of genre.