<i>In one of the other threads, Zombie asked a question about people getting surgery to change their sex, which made me wonder: How would people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or otherwise queer be treated in Tally's city, or in other places in the world of Uglies? Thanks in advance.</i>
Didn't I answer this? Anyway, I'm sure that Tally's city wouldn't have a problem with people being gay. They might have a thing against trans-gendered people, because they're into very specific definitions of who everyone is. But in Diego, I'm sure there would be lots of trans people of various kinds.
<i>Also: Why do you generally write science fiction? </i>
The simplest answer is: I like thinking about how the world could be different. It doesn't have to be the way we're all used to it, and for most of history, it wasn't. I mean, I have an older friend who's uncle was born a slave. In this country, not THAT long ago, people OWNED OTHER PEOPLE. How weird (and ***ed up) is that?
Almost everything we think of as normal was at one time considered bizarre, and vice versa. Science fiction is a way of exploring that idea.