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Is Thomas the Tank Engine on-topic?

Only where SFFnal elements are concerned. If we allow the basic conceit of sentient trains and other machines, the stories themselves are quite mundane. The same stories could be told with Thomas' ...
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When are questions about characters in trailers Future Works?

Case-by-Case Basis [Note: while AncientSwordRage has addressed the single question the, I am answering in the broader sense as I think was the OP's intent.] The problem with trailers is, like you said:...
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May 2022 topic challenge: Cliff McNish

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge To what extent Is Rachel in The Doomspell based on the author's real life daughter? by Showsni, 20/05/2022. add entries in the form ...
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Would this specific modification to this question make it answerable on this site?

Yes. The major problem with this question is that it asks... Putting obvious problems with that approach aside, are there other possibilities or interpretations of a "fission drive"? ......
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Is Thomas the Tank Engine on-topic?

If fantastical elements beyond "in this universe vehicles and rolling stock are sapient and can talk" are required then I'd say no, the Railway Series would generally not be on topic. The ...
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Is Thomas the Tank Engine on-topic?

There are tales about Ghost Trains, wizards, like in one magazine story where Boco tells a story to Skarloey of a wizard turning a fast, arrogant shiny engine named Silver into the slow and dirty ...
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Propose future topics for SFF topic challenges!

Ambergris Jeff VanderMeer's weird saga of the really weird city Ambergris, a city of saints and madmen, as depicted in the novella Dradin, in Love, the novels Shriek: An Afterword and Finch: A Novel, ...
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