Although speculative literature may be among the most radical and cutting-edge fiction of today, it stands in a long and living tradition, and owes its character and existence to a wide range of precursors.
Streams as diverse as science fiction and surrealism, expressionism and fantasy, futurism and experimental fiction, dada and pop art, have all contributed to the new postmodern literary condition exemplified by speculative literature.
Our Classics section features works by earlier writers in the speculative vein, such as Kafka, Breton, Rimbaud, Verne and Wells, the Strugatskys, and other classic or neglected mentors whose works remain valid and moving still.
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Infodumps plague writers and readers. Click the title to commiserate.
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Kindle 2 and iPod Shuffle do a scene from Bladerunner. Video included. :-) Click the title of the story to view and hear how these devices actually perform.
"Hey, you there! Be careful!" shouted Cookling at the sailors, who, standing up to their waists in the water, were trying to drag a small wooden case along the gunwale of the boat. It was the last of ten crates the engineer had brought to the island...
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Little though they seem to think of it, the people of this twenty-ninth century live continually in fairyland. Surfeited as they are with marvels, they are indifferent in presence of each new marvel. To them all seems natural...
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