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Disability in Science Fiction

Hammered by Elizabeth Bear, a great example of disability done well
Hammered by Elizabeth Bear, a great example of disability done well

Thought there are more stories these days with characters with disabilities, they are still a rarity. There can be many reasons for this but one of the ones we often hear cited is, well it’s the future, we will surely have fixed that by then. This idea that we can just solve disability with technology and medicine is what I want to talk to today. While I do not my self have any major disabilities this is a quite personal post to me.

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Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel

Ascension: A Tangled Axon NovelTitle:  Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel
Author: Published: 2013 by Masque Books
Read: February 4th to 8th 2014
Format: ebook
Genre: Science fiction, space opera

This book is so different from your run of the mill space opera while still staying well within the genre boundaries. The protagonist, Alana Quick, is something as rare in genre fiction as a black, lesbian chronically ill mechanic. That is quite a combo and it is by no means mere varnish.

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