I just did what I usually do in such situations – wave my hands around and mention “Bladerunner” a few times.
Yeah, I do this, too.
But soft! This is Gareth L. Powell, and he’s writing about the difficulty of characterising his work. It’s a tricky one because science fiction means different things to different people.
I haven’t read a huge amount of Gareth’s stuff, but I’d call it speculative fiction.
Got any better ideas? Head over to Gareth’s blog, thusly: