Top 10 Albums for Authors of Speculative Fiction to Listen To

Speculative fiction is a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements. The main genres of speculative fiction are fantasy, science fiction, horror, utopia, dystopia, alternate history, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and superhero.

Sometimes writers will go to different things for inspiration and music is no exception. So for any authors out there who are looking for new ideas, try listening to these awesome albums to get inspiration. Concept albums and non-concept albums are allowed. Just make sure they have particular themes related to speculative fiction.

The Top Ten

1 2112 - Rush

Perfect for any sci-fi writer to listen to since it follows a good sci-fi story.

2 Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian

A concept album centering around Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

3 Magica - Dio

Dio's first concept album that tells a fantasy story.

4 Abigail - King Diamond

The Stephen King of music sure knows how to write a good horror story into a pretty epic album.

5 Horror Show - Iced Earth

Absolutely perfect for any horror writer since many of the songs on it are inspired by horror stories.

6 The Dark Saga - Iced Earth

Another Iced Earth album, and perfect for any comic book writer who's writing their own superhero story.

7 Blood Mountain - Mastodon

I may not like Mastodon, but this album follows a pretty good story anyway.

8 The Astonishing - Dream Theater

I know a lot of people don't like this album but I personally do, and I don't mind the story either.

9 Epica - Kamelot

Where the band Rpica got their name from.

10 The Human Equation - Ayreon

I honestly could've added every Ayreon album ever.

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