The rise of Speculative Fiction

Photo courtesy of NASA/NSA
Photo courtesy of NASA/NSA

As most of you already know. The Fantasy genre is growing stronger everyday. Wooohoooo!

But that’s not all.

Fantasy sub-genres are on the upswing too.

Speculative fiction. Yep. I’m happy to say it’s here to stay and growing more popular everyday. Wow! That rhymes! Doesnt it?

With the decline of traditional publishing, and the new era of Indie Authors gaining strength, its a welcome change. The genre most currently benefiting from this explosion of Indie authors is…right…you guessed it…Speculative fiction: the offshoot of its larger sibling, Fantasy.

How do I know this? Simple. Just go to Amazon.com and search for Fantasy novels and you’ll see a smorgasboard of great books and e-books written especially for people like us who live and die for the Fantasy genre.

Well maybe not die. But you get where I’m going.

It validates all the literary-agent rejected authors over the years who now can proudly say they are published from a legitimate source. Amazon.com and the great folks at Createspace who have give these talented writers a second chance.

And,Karma being what it is has rewarded both parties. Haleluyah. The great Fantasy Gods and Godesses have finally answered our prayers!

It has also given birth to blogs like mine. For lovers of Fantasy and all its sub-genres. Now we lovers of Fantasy can take heart and say, our time has come.

And boy! Has it!

Its really not that surprising. There are millions of story-starved Fantasy fans out there. Just dying to read something good, original, and thought-provoking.

Now. They can.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs 4-5 times a week about writing, self-publishing and sales & marketing. You can also subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox.

 

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