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is Disability and Posthumanism in Science Fiction and Fantasy for Children and Young Adults.

I suppose if one of you gets to it before I do I'll be grateful it exists for me to read. Because I want to read it almost as much as I want to write it.

[ profile] diceytillerman, [personal profile] astern, though? Neither of you better write this wthout me. Because this book, first conceived of in an IM conversation after an inspirational session (Collective Scholarship in Digital Contexts) at the 2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies meeting in Boston, would be so much fun to write.

...I wish any of us had reasonable time management skills.

Date: 2012-08-31 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think you all have time management skills. What you don't have is time magnification skills. (Or time-stopping skills? Or maybe just TIME.)

Perhaps the posthumans will.

I would love to read this book.

Date: 2012-08-31 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh wow, that's fascinating. So many questions there... technology versus magic? Tools versus, again, compensatory magic... which also speaks to the difference between science fiction and fantasy. I could not have given Po a visor, not in the world I created; it's not a world of gadgets. Of course, I'm the one who created it that way. But on the other hand, there are going to be technological limits to fantasy that don't exist in science fiction. Sadly I can't point to that as explanation for what I did, seeing as the true explanation is that I never even thought about any of this until it was too late. I hope to write from his perspective, if at least briefly, in my next fantasy, which will be an opportunity for me to demonstrate aspects of his disability that I haven't been able to demonstrate yet, since he is so busy hiding it all the time (which is a whole other kettle of fish, the fact that he's hiding it. Wow. There is so much to think about).

Date: 2012-09-01 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] diceytillerman
Hey, I have superb time management skills. I just don't have that much work time to work with.

Obviously, the three of us are writing it together
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