Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Science Fiction, Disability, Disability Studies A Conversation

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2020), 14, (4), 387–401.

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Disability and Science Fiction: Further Reading

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Allan, Kathryn

Cheyne, Ria