high-concept low-spectacle speculative realistic fiction
July 28, 2014 3:58 PM Subscribe
What are some good novels that have a high-concept speculative element in the background, but aren't quite about
posted by threeants to Writing & Language (34 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
Like, all the animals on earth have mysteriously died-- but the book is actually about an elderly couple's relationship. Or, science suddenly discovers that ghosts are among us-- but the book is a coming-of-age story about someone who just happens to live in that reality. Or whatever.
Looking for speculative twists on reality, not full-blown fantasy/sci-fi worlds. Thanks!