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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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Day 21, story 21: Sing

full_singTitle: Sing
Author: Karin Tidbeck
Published: tor.com 2013, reprinted in Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2013 Edition: A Tor.Com Original (free ebook)
Genre: Science fiction
Length: 5341 words, short story

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

I have wanted to read something by the Swedish Karin Tidebeck for quite some time, so I was happy when I see a story by her in this year’s Tor.com collection. I had expected it to be fantasy, but it turned out to be a science fiction story.

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