Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction

Uncanny Magazine Issue 24- Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction 



Release date: September/October 2018

Publisher: Uncanny Magazine

Edited: Dominik Parisien & Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Cover: Likhain

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 24- Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction 

Table of Contents


  • “The Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Manifesto” by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and Dominik Parisien


  • “Fiction Introduction” by Dominik Parisien (9/4)
  • “The House on the Moon” by William Alexander (9/4)
  • “Birthday Girl” by Rachel Swirsky (9/4)
  • “An Open Letter to the Family” by Jennifer Brozek (9/4)
  • “Heavy Lifting” by A. T. Greenblatt (9/4)
  • “The Frequency of Compassion” by A. Merc Rustad (9/4)
  • “The Stars Above” by Katharine Duckett (10/2)
  • “The Things I Miss the Most” by Nisi Shawl (10/2)
  • “Abigail Dreams of Weather” by Stu West (10/2)
  • “A House by the Sea” by P. H. Lee (10/2)
  • “Disconnect” by Fran Wilde (10/2)
  • “This Will Not Happen to You” by Marissa Lingen (10/2)

Reprint Fiction:

  • “Reprints Introduction” by Judith Tarr
    “By Degrees and Dilatory Time” by SL Huang
  • “Listen” by Karin Tidbeck (10/2)


  • “Nonfiction Introduction” by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
  • “Design a Spaceship” by Andi C. Buchanan
  • “The Linguistics of Disability, or, Empathy > Sympathy” by Fran Wilde
  • “The Body to Come: Afrofuturist Posthumanism and Disability” by Zaynab Shahar
  • “The Expendable Disabled Heroes of Marvel’s Infinity War” by John Wiswell
  • “And the Dragon Was in the Skin” by A. J. Hackwith
  • “Miles Vorkosigan and ‘Excellent Life Choices’: (Neuro)Divergence and Decision-Making in Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga” by Ira Gladkova
  • “Give Me Heroism or Give Me Death” by Gemma Noon
  • “My Genre Makes a Monster of Me” by teri.zin
  • “The Future Is (Not) Disabled” by Marieke Nijkamp


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


  • Rachel Swirsky interviewed by Sandra Odell
  • Marissa Lingen interviewed by Sandra Odell

Personal Essays:

  • “Personal Essays Introduction” by Nicolette Barischoff
  • “The Stories We Find Ourselves In” by A. T. Greenblatt
  • “The Horror and the Reality: Mental Illness Through the Lens of Horror” by V. Medina
  • “We Are Not Daredevil. Except When We Are Daredevil” by Michael Merriam
  • “Nihil De Nobis, Sine Nobis” by Ace Ratcliff
  • “From Rabbit Holes to Wormholes: KidLit Memories” by Alice Wong
  • “Stories That Talk” by Keith A. Manuel
  • “Once We Were Prophets” by Leigh Schmidt
  • “Science Fiction as Community” by Kathryn Allan
  • “Constructing the Future” by Derek Newman-Stille, PhD (ABD)
  • “Disabled or Just Broken?” by Jaime O. Mayer
  • “Now I Survive” by Jacqueline Bryk
  • “Instant Demotion in Respectability” by Bogi Takács
  • “Being Invisible” by Joyce Chng
  • “We Are Not Your Backstories” by K. C. Alexander
  • “Disabled Enough” by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
  • “Malfunctioning Space Stations” by Marissa Lingen
  • “BFFs in the Apocalypse” by John Wiswell
  • “Why I Limp” by Dilman Dila
  • “The Only Thing Faster Than Tonight: Mr. Darkness” by Elise Matthesen
  • “Homo Duplex” by Tochi Onyebuchi
  • “A Dream to Shape My World” by Eli Wilkinson
  • “To Boldly Go” by Cara Liebowitz
  • “Move Like You’re From Thra, My People” by Haddayr Copley-Woods
  • “Everything Is True: A Non-Neurotypical Experience with Fiction” by Ada Hoffmann
  • “Unlocking the Garret” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “The Stories We Tell and the Amazon Experiment” by Day Al-Mohamed
  • “Science Fiction Saved My Life” by Laurel Amberdine
  • “After the Last Chapter” by Andi C. Buchanan
  • “Dancing in Iron Shoes” by Nicolette Barischoff

The Uncanny Magazine Podcast Episode 24A (9/4)

  • William Alexander- “The House on the Moon,” as read by Erika Ensign
  • Sarah Gailey- “All the Stars Above the Sea,” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
  • William Alexander Interviewed by Haddayr Copley-Woods

The Uncanny Magazine Podcast Episode 24B (10/2)

  • Nisi Shawl- “The Things I Miss the Most,” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
  • Alicia Cole- “Convalescence,” as read by Erika Ensign
  • Marieke Nijkamp Interviewed by Haddayr Copley-Woods