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FOR WRITERS: Citizens of the World?


Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Victoria Stagg Elliott:

How do you see future changes in citizenship rules, laws and regulations playing out in science fiction?

For example, I’m a dual national (UK/US) because I was born in 1969 in Britain to a British parent and a U.S. parent. Britain has changed its citizenship rules since. The U.S. has also changed how people become U.S. citizens over the years. I have one friend whose German father was recently told he is actually Russian because of border changes over the years. When I was living in Cambodia, an expat couple had a baby, and there was a risk of the baby being stateless because of citizenship rules in Cambodia and the parents’ home countries.

What about a world where citizenship is not guaranteed either because of where you are born or because of parentage? What if citizenship in prime countries or planets is more of a competition? Any other thoughts on how citizenship can be used as the basis for a sci-fi story?

Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic.

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