Yes, spec-fic is the most awesome genre.
End of story.
I don’t mean to bash or demean other genres. They each have their strengths, and there’s a lot of overlap between genres in terms of story elements. A mystery can also have the tension of a thriller, and plenty of fantasy books contain romance.
What does spec-fic have that other genres lack? What sets it apart?
The environment where the stories take place. Nothing is impossible. No dreams are off-limits. No questions are too bizarre. It’s a playground for the imagination.
Along with that, you get mind-bending powers, cool creatures, epic quests, futuristic technology. The list goes on.
What more could a reader ask for?
Here are a few of the top things that make spec-fic so extraordinary:
- New worlds and planets
- Knights in shining armor
- Time travel
- The Avengers
- Talking animals
- Fairy tales come to life
- Warp speed
- Portals to other worlds
- High-tech gadgets
Those are just a few of the awesome benefits that come with reading spec-fic. It takes regular stories and adds a cool factor, taking them from ordinary to amazing.
And making them a blast to read along the way.
What have I missed? What are some of your favorite things about fantasy, sci-fi, and otherwise cool stuff? Please share your thoughts in the comments.