This thread stems from the "What is Science Fiction" thread that I didn't want to derail. I was calling my novel genre sci-fi because it is set in the future in another star system. But the focus of the story is not the science fiction aspects involved. So readers may be disappointed. And I don't want my novel to be identified as Dystopian Fiction because of the stereotype that accompanies that genre label. I'm not writing one of those seriously dystopian worlds. Unless one would consider the socio-political aspects of the world today as 'dystopian'. So I'm having a dilemma. Does every novel that depicts the things wrong with society have to be in the dystopian genre? Is every novel set in the future in another solar system necessarily sci-fi? Is calling something Spec-fiction too general? Sci-fi dystopian-lite that promises not to disappoint?