Short Stories 366:83 — “Disconnect,” by Fran Wilde

Oh wow, this story. First, I need to mention that I had multiple visceral reactions to this story, which involves a woman with a disability that involves her bones randomly teleporting out of her body and existing elsewhere (like, in orbit of Mars elsewhere), who uses a particularly modified Faraday cage and a process she … Continue reading Short Stories 366:83 — “Disconnect,” by Fran Wilde

Short Stories 366:69 — “A House by the Sea” by P. H. Lee

I hadn't read Le Guin's The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas in a really, really long time, so it took me a few paragraphs into this piece by Lee from Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction before it clicked what I was reading. The tone is excellently done—Lee uses a similar style and creates a … Continue reading Short Stories 366:69 — “A House by the Sea” by P. H. Lee

Short Stories 366:62 — “Abigail Dreams of Weather,” by Stu West

I can sometimes struggle with limited point of view when it's from the perspective of characters who aren't exposed to the larger story of what's going on, but in this case, Stu West's "Abigail Dreams of Weather," from Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, I found it really worked. We join a group of kids in … Continue reading Short Stories 366:62 — “Abigail Dreams of Weather,” by Stu West

Short Stores 366:34 — “The Things I Miss the Most” by Nisi Shawl

The sheer number of angles at which the authors are coming at disability and sci-fi in Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction is just slaying me. It is so good, everyone. So good. Nisi Shawl's "The Things I Miss the Most" is an excellent example of this, about a young woman who grew up with seizures … Continue reading Short Stores 366:34 — “The Things I Miss the Most” by Nisi Shawl

Short Stories 366:27 — “The Stars Above,” by Katharine Duckett

I have a soft spot in my heart for stories set in futures where humanity has no choice but to try previous technologies or skills to adapt. Katharine Duckett's "The Stars Above" in Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction plays right into this from the start, as we join a caravan of people using adapted yurts … Continue reading Short Stories 366:27 — “The Stars Above,” by Katharine Duckett

Short Stories 366:20 — “The Frequency of Compassion,” by A. Merc Rustad

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction is fast becoming one of my top-ten favourite anthologies, and "The Frequency of Compassion" is a prime example of why. Kaityn is on a six-month solo scouting mission with nothing by an AI as a companion, and is dreading the six-month off-rotation coming their way. Empathic and autistic, Kaityn has … Continue reading Short Stories 366:20 — “The Frequency of Compassion,” by A. Merc Rustad