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Title / Summary Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction!
Byline edited by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Dominik Parisien, Nicolette Barischoff, S. Qiouyi Lu, and Judith Tarr
Primary URL https://www.uncannymagazine.com/issues/uncanny-magazine-issue-twenty-four/
Category Editing
Subcategory Periodical Issues
First published in Uncanny 24: Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction!
Date September/October 2018
Length words
Table of contents FICTION
“Heavy Lifting” by A. T. Greenblatt
“The Frequency of Compassion” by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor
“By Degrees and Dilatory Time” by SL Huang
“The House on the Moon” by William Alexander
“An Open Letter to the Family” by Jennifer Brozek
“Birthday Girl” by Rachel Swirsky
“Abigail Dreams of Weather” by Stu West
“Disconnect” by Fran Wilde
“Listen” by Karin Tidbeck
“This Will Not Happen to You” by Marissa Lingen
“The Things I Miss the Most” by Nisi Shawl
“The Stars Above” by Katharine Duckett
“A House” by the Sea” by P. H. Lee

“core/debris/core” by R.B. Lemberg
“All the Stars Above the Sea” by Sarah Gailey
“How to Fix a Dancer When it Breaks” by Genevieve DeGuzman
“the body argonautica” by Robin M. Eames
“Ctenophore Soul” by Rita Chen
“Convalescence” by Alicia Cole
“You Wanted Me to Fly” by Julia Watts Belser
“hypothesis for apocalypse” by Khairani Barokka
“Spatiotemporal Discontinuity” by Bogi Takács

“Nonfiction Introduction” by Elsa Sjunneson
“Poetry Introduction” by S. Qiouyi Lu
“Fiction Introduction” by Dominik Parisien
“Reprints Introduction” by Judith Tarr
“The Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Manifesto” by Elsa Sjunneson & Dominik Parisien
“Personal Essays Introduction” by Nicolette Barischoff

“And the Dragon Was in the Skin” by A. J. Hackwith
“Disabled Enough” by Elsa Sjunneson
“The Stories We Find Ourselves In” by A. T. Greenblatt
“Instant Demotion in Respectability” by Bogi Takács
“Nihil De Nobis, Sine Nobis” by Ace Ratcliff
“Disabled or Just Broken?” by Jaime O. Mayer
“The Expendable Disabled Heroes of Marvel’s Infinity War” by John Wiswell
“Once We Were Prophets” by Leigh Schmidt
“The Horror and the Reality: Mental Illness Through the Lens of Horror” by V. Medina
“Constructing the Future” by Derek Newman-Stille, PhD (ABD)
“The Linguistics of Disability, or, Empathy > Sympathy” by Fran Wilde
“From Rabbit Holes to Wormholes: KidLit Memories” by Alice Wong
“Science Fiction as Community” by Kathryn Allan
“Being Invisible” by Joyce Chng
“The Body to Come: Afrofuturist Posthumanism and Disability” by Zaynab Shahar
“Now I Survive” by Jacqueline Bryk
“We Are Not Daredevil. Except When We Are Daredevil” by Michael Merriam
“We Are Not Your Backstories” by K. C. Alexander
“Design a Spaceship” by Andi C. Buchanan
“Stories That Talk” by Keith A. Manuel
“Everything Is True: A Non-Neurotypical Experience with Fiction” by Ada Hoffmann
“The Only Thing Faster Than Tonight: Mr. Darkness” by Elise Matthesen
“A Dream to Shape My World” by Eli Wilkinson
“Why I Limp” by Dilman Dila
“Unlocking the Garret” by Rachel Swirsky
“Move Like You’re From Thra, My People” by Haddayr Copley-Woods
“Give Me Heroism or Give Me Death” by Gemma Noon
“Science Fiction Saved My Life” by Laurel Amberdine
“Homo Duplex” by Tochi Onyebuchi
“After the Last Chapter” by Andi C. Buchanan
“Dancing in Iron Shoes” by Nicolette Barischoff
“Disability and Fiction” by Liana Brooks
“BFFs in the Apocalypse” by John Wiswell
“The Future Is (Not) Disabled” by Marieke Nijkamp
“The Stories We Tell and the Amazon Experiment” by Day Al-Mohamed
“To Boldly Go” by Cara Liebowitz
“Malfunctioning Space Stations” by Marissa Lingen
“My Genre Makes a Monster of Me” by teri.zin
“Miles Vorkosigan and ‘Excellent Life Choices’: (Neuro)Divergence and Decision-Making in Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga” by Ira Alexandre

“Interview: Rachel Swirsky” by Sandra Odell
“Interview: Marissa Lingen” by Sandra Odell
  1. “Poetry Introduction”
Production Team
Editors Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (editor-in-chief, nonfiction)
Dominik Parisien (editor-in-chief, fiction)
Nicolette Barischoff (personal essays)
S. Qiouyi Lu (poetry)
Judith Tarr (reprint fiction)
Artists Likhain (cover art)
Publishers Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas (publishers)
Additional staff Haddayr Copley-Woods (podcast host)
Erika Ensign (narrator)
Stephanie Malia Morris (narrator)
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  1. Hugo Award winner, 2019.
  2. Aurora Award winner, 2019.
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