Friday, July 27, 2018

Four top stories with awesome autistic protagonists

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Joel Cunningham tagged four top stories with awesome autistic protagonists, including:
Experimental Film, by Gemma Files

Lois Cairns is an undiagnosed autistic woman and the mother of a high-support autistic son, who finds her family menaced by a mysterious figure from an old film. This horror novel deals very intimately with relationships between different disabled people, internalized ableism, and the desire to push oneself to work no matter the cost. Lois is depressed and feels broken because of her neurotype, and some of her thoughts will be too close to home for some autistic readers. But the way that she begins to change over the story, and the way the disability themes come together at the story’s end, is absolutely breathtaking.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue