I have a few questions about where the line between non-genre and speculative fiction lies.

Speculative fiction being the collective term for Sci-fi, horror, fantasy and a few other closely related things - all of which should be ontopic for this site (as I understand things.)

To clarify my undertanding of what is and is not speculative fiction, I would like to ask 2 or 3 questions. Along the lines of:

  • is John Marsden's Tomorrow speculative fiction?
  • is the BBC Sherlock or CBS Elementary speculative fiction

Please don't answer them here (or in comments). I want to know if I can ask them (or questions like them) on the main site.

Would such questions be on topic?

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  • Would such questions be on topic here, on meta? – SQB Apr 26 '14 at 16:09
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    @sqb - You'd probably get away with it in meta, but those sorts of questions would be much better suited to chat – Valorum Apr 26 '14 at 18:50
  • We had questions like this in Meta before and handled them quite well. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Apr 26 '14 at 20:24

From the Help Page off topic pic

No, is X science fiction (etc) is off topic. Read the Manual.

See also discussion here.

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  • after getting @PearsonArtPhoto's answer I decided to poke around to find the reference. I was going to post this as an edit to their answer, but you can't do that in meta. So I guess I will answer myself – Lyndon White Apr 26 '14 at 15:49
  • I meant to post the reference, but it was too hard to do from my phone... Glad to know it was given. – PearsonArtPhoto Apr 27 '14 at 2:05

No. "Is this science fiction" questions are off topic.

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