Speculatively is the home to speculative fiction written by me, Nate Eckman (<– click for vanity page).
It's a breeding grounds for stories and ideas that I hope will become best-selling stories, novels, books, and films. It's a place to share my earliest works with my inner-most circle.
Most importantly it's my little corner of the internet where I hope to nourish humility and fantastical thinking. So, I'm happy that you're here.
It’s hell to pronounce, and quite unfashionable. But I like it, and for these reasons.
To think speculatively is to excite our minds. As Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk wrote in his Magnum Opus The Body Keeps The Score
Imagination is absolutely critical to the quality of our lives…Imagination gives us the opportunity to envision new possibilities - it is an essential launchpad for making our hopes come true. It fires our creativity, relieves our boredom, alleviates our pain, enhances our pleasure, and enriches our most intimate relationships...Without imagination there is no hope, no chance to envision a better future, no place to go, no goal to reach.
So, it’s through the genres of speculative fiction and essays on our culture through which I hope to stir myself and readers to endlessly fantasize about the wonderful possibilities of this life.
Special thanks to Maya Capasso, for editing my earliest pieces. I'm excited for the works we'll craft together.