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  1. jmh
    February 20, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

    Thanks for defining speculative fiction. That term is thrown around a lot, but I’ve never really been sure what it meant until now.

    I’m an only child as well. I wonder how many of us became storytellers by default?

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  2. Nas
    February 12, 2018 @ 1:25 am

    I like your words for Spec-Fi.

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  3. Michelle Wallace (@mishy1727)
    February 11, 2018 @ 2:52 am

    Speculative fiction: “a secret world that exists alongside ours.” I’ve never thought about it in that way. Interesting. Also makes me think of the endless possibilities that speculative fiction offers. Wow, it boggles my non-speculative fiction brain. 🙂
    Happy Writing!
    Writer In Transit

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  4. Stephen Tremp
    February 10, 2018 @ 6:01 pm

    Speculative Fiction is defined by what it’s not defined by; a particular genre. SF incorporates elements from many genres and presents them in a way that makes sense to the reader. Or not. I like to color outside the lines and this is wahy i’m drawn to SF.

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  5. Renee
    February 9, 2018 @ 7:17 am

    Here’s a question for you… Did you read the SW novels that continued the story from the original trilogy? If so, did you like the turn of events it took in the later years (like the Yuuzhan Vong war and that)? I actually stopped reading the books because I felt like they were detroying the story. It was just always so depressing.

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  6. Olga Godim
    February 8, 2018 @ 7:04 pm

    I like it how you see speculative fiction: “a secret world that exists alongside ours.” Yes, it’s so for me as well, and that’s why I write it.

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  7. cluculzwriter
    February 8, 2018 @ 2:38 pm

    I understand exactly what you mean. My characters start off as strangers, grow into friends, and sometimes it even feels as if some of them are family.

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  8. Madeline Mora-Summonte
    February 8, 2018 @ 11:24 am

    I like how you said you disappear into/within your favorite genres. 🙂

    And yeh for voracious reading!

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  9. J.Q. Rose
    February 8, 2018 @ 10:41 am

    I understand making up stories as a child. The best thing about writing is we can still enjoy making up new worlds and places. Such a joy. Thanks for sharing your fave authors too.
    JQ Rose

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  10. lilicasplace
    February 8, 2018 @ 8:54 am

    I grew up an only child as well and always lived vicariously through the stories I read. I firmly believe that’s the main reason I love writing so much. A lot of the books you listed look interesting. I’ll have to add a few to my TBR. Great post. Hugs, Eva

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  11. Gwen Gardner
    February 8, 2018 @ 7:57 am

    SpecFic is the best! All sorts of possibilities in both reading and writing. It’s escapism at its best and so fun to live in a different world for a while 🙂

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  12. Shannon Lawrence
    February 7, 2018 @ 11:39 pm

    I do enjoy speculative fiction, both writing it and reading it. I’m less on the sci-fi end and more on the dark fantasy/horror end, but I’ve enjoyed all the types of worlds.

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  13. Mary L Wallace
    February 7, 2018 @ 7:21 pm

    Juneta! I loved your description of a “secret world” and it’s also true that we experience what we write as we write it! I love that as well! Happy #IWSG’ing and looking forward to April StoryTime BlogHop! <3

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  14. Lee
    February 7, 2018 @ 4:29 pm

    I don’t write sci-fi, but I love to read it. The worlds and characters are so much fun to explore, and there’s always a touch of possibility.

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 6:13 pm

      The touch of possibility is what makes it so fun I think.

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  15. Toi Thomas
    February 7, 2018 @ 4:28 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
    I too like speculative fiction; oh, and stories. A good story is the best thing in the world.

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 6:12 pm

      Agreed. Thank you too.

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  16. Lynda R Young
    February 7, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

    Yep, I love stories and reading and fantasy for pretty much the same reasons. 🙂

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 6:11 pm

      Great minds *read alike* ? LOL. YUP!

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  17. Victoria Marie Lees
    February 7, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

    There are many paranormal and speculative fiction writers in my writers group. So I’m getting to understand the genre more and more. You too, Juneta, are helping in my education in this genre. All the best to you this year!

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 1:10 pm

      Ah, that is sweet thing to say. I am glad I help. Thank you.

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  18. Megan Morgan
    February 7, 2018 @ 10:57 am

    I agree! One of the best parts of being a writer is making up your own worlds. The more fantastic, the better!

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:21 pm

      Yup, yup, and yup, 🙂

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  19. cheriereich
    February 7, 2018 @ 10:40 am

    I love speculative fiction too! It’s so much fun.

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

      Yes it is.

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  20. C. Lee McKenzie
    February 7, 2018 @ 10:40 am

    Creating your own companions is one of the best reasons in the world to write stories!

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:23 pm

      lol, yes, a motivating one too.

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  21. chemistken
    February 7, 2018 @ 10:31 am

    Yeah, I tend to get bored if the story world isn’t different from real life. Not that you can’t have good stories in our world, but it’s just so much fun being somewhere else!

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:24 pm

      Agreed.

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  22. Christine Rains
    February 7, 2018 @ 10:24 am

    I love to escape through speculative fiction too. My son’s an only child and a hungry reader. He’s very much into the paranormal stuff right now, but he always wants a healthy dose of humor with it. 🙂

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

      Yes I like humor too, especially paired in semi-realistic parody.

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  23. Jacqui Murray
    February 7, 2018 @ 10:10 am

    OK, I can see why people love speculative fiction. Good post.

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

      Thank you.

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  24. emaginette
    February 7, 2018 @ 9:52 am

    I had no idea that speculative fiction included so much of what I love. I think I might be a speculative mystery writer… who knew?

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:26 pm

      lol, yeah, I definitely think you fit.

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  25. miladyronel
    February 7, 2018 @ 9:12 am

    I love speculative fiction 🙂 Now to add more books to my reading list 😉

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:27 pm

      Yes, never enough gripping books and series in the genre. Give me more, more, more…

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  26. Loni Townsend
    February 7, 2018 @ 8:33 am

    Transporting to a new world has always been one of my favorite things. And it looks like we have a lot of similar reading tastes. 🙂

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

      Yeah. I love it when I share reading taste.

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  27. spunkonastick
    February 7, 2018 @ 8:28 am

    Books were my friends growing up (also an only child) so escaping to another world was a delight.

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:28 pm

      Delight. That is the perfect word.

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  28. Crystal Collier
    February 7, 2018 @ 7:02 am

    I hear you! I’m an escapest too when it come to literary works. I tend to read very widely and enjoy most of it, but there are a few genres that aren’t made for escape, and I find those are the ones that cause me anxiety and grief. Which is not why I read/write. Here’s to finding your niche and loving it!

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

      Thank you.

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  29. Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh)
    February 7, 2018 @ 5:07 am

    Science fiction has inspired me.
    And Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars books are the best.

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

      They are.

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  30. patgarcia
    February 7, 2018 @ 4:36 am

    Yes, I can see that you have found your love. Speculative fiction oozes from you. Even your website paints a picture of mystery and excitement in another world. Keep at it, Lady.
    Wishing you all the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:31 pm

      Thank you. The same to you always.

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  31. Angela Wooldridge
    February 7, 2018 @ 4:35 am

    Thanks for sharing your influences. (So many books, so little time!)
    All the best, A x

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

      Thank you. You too.

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  32. Karen at Reprobate Typewriter
    February 7, 2018 @ 4:22 am

    Hey! Happy IWSG day! Definitely right there with you in the secret worlds.

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

      Happy IWSG!

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  33. Misha
    February 7, 2018 @ 2:54 am

    I love writing spec fic and my books run the gamut. To me, I guess it comes from my childhood of playing make-believe. Spec fic is the closest grown-up version of that. 😀

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

      lol, yeah.

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  34. Natalie Aguirre
    February 7, 2018 @ 2:32 am

    I didn’t have many friends growing up and read all the time. I love speculative fiction to read and write for the same reasons as you. Love escaping into a new and magical world.

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 1:02 pm

      lol, yup.

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  35. raimeygallant
    February 6, 2018 @ 5:46 pm

    I’m getting into some types of spec fic lately. Sci-fi really interests me, in particular cli-fi. Great post!

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    • admin2
      February 7, 2018 @ 1:06 pm

      I have not heard of cli-fi will have to check that out.

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