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Racism in Rosella Tolfree's World


Racism is a tough thing to deal with right now as an author. The world has blown up on this issue in so many ways it’s to the point one is lucky if you’re stuck at home because of COVID-19 and can hide under the covers.

But Rosella Tolfree’s world is dystopian. It’s not a utopian world. It’s still f’d up to be blunt.

As a reader, you are most welcome to judge me. Free speech allows for such judgements to be thrown like bricks through plate glass.

But be warned that, classic science fiction looks at the world... be it a law, an event, a social issue and ask what if?

For example Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, while hailed as a feminist piece, Atwood is noted to say that piece is about "a critique of the use of religion as a 'front for tyranny.'"

At the time she wrote the piece, the Christian right in America had managed to secure several political planks in the Republican Party. Not that I'm saying she was influenced by these events, but it is curious.

This is what’s happening in Rosella’s world... the what ifs from this world as we know it now...are being played out...