Interview – Kathryn Allan

This interview dates from August 2014, when the anthology, Accessing the Future was due out. I have reproduced it here because the themes of disability in science fiction are very relevant to Vonda McIntyre’s The Exile Waiting. Una McCormack cites Allan heavily in her afterward of that book.

Accessign the Future was an anthology intended to showcase how disabled characters could be used well in fiction, but the work that McCormack cites is Disability in Science Fiction, an academic book edited by Allan which, if you read this early enough, you might be able to pick up for a mere £9.99 in the Palgrave sale. I have a copy on order.

Although these books are several years old, the issues that they raise are still very relevant.