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Studio 360: Pure speculation: The many aspects of speculative fiction: sci-fi, fantasy, horror, alternate history and everything else otherworldly.

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Speculative fiction — the catch-all term for non-realist genres — in its many forms. Remembering the irascible speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison. How reading a sex scene in an Isaac Asimov book changes an adolescent’s understanding of gender identity. Colson Whitehead reads from his zombie novel “Zone One.” And tracing the sci-fi-themed Afrofuturist tradition in music, from Sun Ra to Janella Monáe.

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