Friday, July 27, 2018

Four stories with awesome autistic protagonists

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Joel Cunningham tagged four top stories with awesome autistic protagonists, including:
An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon

Aster is a Black intersex autistic woman who lives on a theocratic generation ship. Treated as a slave because of her race and the deck where she grew up, Aster has also managed to pick up skill as a medic and connections on the upper decks. She believes she can use them – and a set of mysterious notes left by her dead mother – to tear her oppressive society down. This is a dark book in which the characters are treated brutally, but also a powerful one. For me, the nuances of how Aster’s peers deal with mental illness, neurodivergence, and trauma are especially fascinating.
Read about another entry on the list.

An Unkindness of Ghosts is among Joel Cunningham's top11 sci-fi & fantasy books or series with a powerful message of social justice.

--Marshal Zeringue