I’ve been reading the Harp & Altar Anthology and especially loved Leni Zumas’s Leopard Arms, which, since Harp & Altar is a web-based publication, you can — yay! — read in its entirety online. It’s maybe long for online reading, but well worth the investment.
I like pieces like Leopard Arms that are speculative but also solidly sentence-driven. The piece locates itself in an imagined world that could be some future time, or possibly an alternative present, such that the story engages political/social/cultural ideas and issues a la some of the best science fiction, but does so obliquely, w/ whatever “world building” project it undertakes subsumed by how text materializes on the page. Zumas’s world’s literal relationship with our own is not important; language is.
Probably there are other texts that accomplish something similar, but I’ve only had the privilege of reading a few.