No, because I do not consider it at all likely that a race war will actually erupt here. I am very attuned to the "immigration issue" wherever it takes place in Europe, and my assessment is that the Netherlands does the best job of any country I've been in so far in terms of helping immigrants to "fit in" and, more important, *feel like* they're "fitting in." I would imagine race wars to be more an issue all over the UK and in France rather than here.
I remember being in Dublin with my brother and we went to see Alfonso Cuarón's "Children Of Men" in a theater there, and realizing about halfway through the movie (which is a dystopian view of immigrants being rounded up all over the UK and "sent back where they came from") that we were sitting in an abnormally quiet theater. I looked around, and found that most of the people in the theater were immigrants. They were quiet because they realized that in Ireland they were possibly looking at their "near future," not some faraway "scifi future." I could be all wrong about this, of course. But I live and interact with immigrants every day. In my current Dutch class, I'm the only person from the US. The others are from all over the globe. Many are originally from Islamic countries. All feel Dutch. Go figure. ________________________________ From: "s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, November 9, 2014 7:12 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Birth of the Hippies Re "But if you know Amsterdam at all, can you imagine what *it* will be like in the future? I can. ": As Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn were both murdered for expressing robust views about Islam will your projected novel feature a race war? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote : Having finished one big project recently and looking for another, I am toying with taking advantage of where I live and writing a scifi story set in a Blade Runner-ish future...but in Amsterdam. We got to see what L.A. had evolved (or devolved) into in "Blade Runner." But if you know Amsterdam at all, can you imagine what *it* will be like in the future? I can. :-) ________________________________ From: "Bhairitu noozguru@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, November 9, 2014 6:09 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Birth of the Hippies If you were writing science fiction what would you be writing these days? On 11/08/2014 11:51 PM, salyavin808 wrote: > > > >Cheers, there's a lot of my faves there and a few new ones that I haven't tried. And a couple of those are now on the way to me! > > >---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote : > > >Try this site: >http://bestsciencefictionbooks.com/top-25-best-science-fiction-books.php > >