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Is James Bond science fiction? [duplicate]

Okay, I've been wondering about this question for some time. I'm pretty sure there's a consensus that the whole secret agent/spy action genre is not science fiction, but I can't work out why. Here's ...
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Are all utopias and dystopias on-topic? [duplicate]

Utopias and dystopias are a genre loosely connected to Science Fiction and Fantasy. They often are set in the future, occasionally involve technology which has not yet been invented, and otherwise ...
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Is frontier medicine in House, M.D. on topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spy movies/ books: On topic? House, M.D. is clearly neither science fiction nor fantasy (even though this io9 article begs to differ), but some individual episodes have ...
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Are questions about Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle allowed on this site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spy movies/ books: On topic? Are questions about Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle allowed on this site? Stephenson is usually labeled as a science fiction writer, but I'm not ...
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How much dystopia is needed to be on-topic? [duplicate]

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 ...
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What questions are on-topic, and what questions are off-topic?

SciFi.SE's identity is still being defined, and as such there's a lot of unresolved confusion wrapped up in dozens of topics about what types of questions are acceptable. Let's stop creating ...
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What are our boundaries?

A few weeks ago, I noticed the first questions that gave me pause, thinking, should we allow these? But they kind of fit, so I didn't do anything to get in its way. Could the Planeteers use their ...
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Let's talk about Story ID requests for erotica

At the moment, so long as what we see on SFF is SFW, it is acceptable. However, I'd like to discuss clarifying the scope of what is considered on-topic for SFF. Specifically requests for identifying ...
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Proposals for a list of FAQ questions

For the pedants: yes, I realise that "FAQ questions" looks like a tautology, as it means "frequently asked questions questions". But in this context, the word FAQ refers to the tag, so it means "meta ...
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Does a work being set in post-apocalyptic future automatically make it in scope on the site?

Does the fact that a work of fiction is set in post-apocalyptic future (with no other details being known about it) make the work automatically in scope for this site? UPDATE: Please don't post "yes"/...
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Why are Harry Potter related questions not closed on this Q&A site?

What we read in Harry Potter books isn't science fiction & related fantasy. So, why do moderators allow these type of questions?
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Is Calvin and Hobbes on topic?

This one is quite the edge case. Prompted by this hot SE network question Did Calvin ever realise that Hobbes was not real? Is it on topic for SFF? No He's a Sunday paper comic It's not a fantasy ...
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Is the story-ID question that turned out to be about the Axe commercial, on-topic?

A user asked What movie are these gifs from? The answer revealed that they were from an Axe commercial. In it, we see a number of angels walking the street towards a young man who has apparently ...
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Are the Peanuts comics on-topic?

We've had two questions tagged Peanuts both with well received questions and answers: In Peanuts, do the human characters know what Snoopy's thinking? How does Snoopy stay balanced on top of his ...
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Policy on questions about which genre or subgenre a given work is in?

Back in 2011, in a long discussion which I still haven't read through fully to see whether it's up to date, it was decided that genre-classification questions were off-topic. Do we want to revisit or ...

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