Saturday, June 8, 2013

The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 7: Shattering Ableist Narratives, ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft

I'm pleased to announce that the seventh volume of the WisCon Chronicles, Shattering Abliest Narratives, which JoSelle Vanderhooft edited, is now available through Aqueduct's site in both trade paperback and e-book editions. The trade paperback edition is accompanied by a CD providing e-pub, mobi, and pdf editions of the text, including material supplemental to the print edition.(You can purchase it here.)

In science fiction and fantasy, just as in the world we all inhabit, disability is often misunderstood, maligned, and disregarded, even by fans (as well as people in general) who are committed to social justice, anti-oppression, and equal representation for all in sf/f fandom. In the spirit of WisCon’s continuing mission to boldly go where no con has gone before in breaking down barriers, this volume of the WisCon Chronicles seeks to smash ableist narratives that keep disabled people from full participation in the present we inhabit and the speculative futures we hope to create. Contributors include Andrea Hairston, Debbie Notkin, Nisi Shawl, Josh Lukin, Ann Keefer, Tracy Benton, Jesse the K, B.C. Holmes, Beth Plutchak, Elise Matthesen, and Nancy Jane Moore, among several others.

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