Hello Miss Snark:
How would you categorize a novel that takes place in the future and focuses on how society has changed (e.g. 1984), yet technology/science have nothing to do with the story. Some people say anything that takes place in the future is science fiction, but that is incorrect, unless the plot cannot exist with science aspects.
Extrapolative fiction maybe? Do agents even recognize that as a genre? Or if I'm writing a social satire should I just leave it at that?
Satire works. I've seen "speculative fiction" and "dystopic fiction" too.
When in doubt "commercial page turner" always works!