I have an idea for an ID question, but I'm not sure it's on-topic. I think it's set in the near future, in kind of a dystopian-esque country, but pretty much everything else was normal, and the environment wasn't the focus of the movie. Normally I'd not worry about it and go to M&TV, but they've stopped doing this sorta thing.

So is simply being set in a dystopia enough to make a question on-topic? If not, how much more SF&F is needed to make it so?

  • If I didn't have my gold badge, I'd vote to close this question as a dupe of Are works that aren't SF per se, but have occasional SFnal elements on-topic?.
    – Valorum
    Feb 2, 2018 at 19:02
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    @Valorum I don't know if it's a dupe. The examples in that question heavily use SF&F items, whereas here I'm asking if only the setting is enough to qualify. Feb 2, 2018 at 19:04
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    @DCOPTimDowd - Sure. That should be fine.
    – Valorum
    Feb 2, 2018 at 19:07
  • After reading through the the question referenced by @Valorum, I think it's pretty clear that the heavily up-voted and accepted answer does cover this case, and that the question would be on-topic. As a result, I've voted to close as a dup. Feb 2, 2018 at 19:40


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