Review of Allan, Kathryn (Ed.), Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure

  • Sarah Sackville-McLauchlan York University
Keywords: science fiction, cyborg, prosthesis, cure, technology

Abstract

Kathryn Allan’s anthology Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure is an excellent collection that explores the points of intersection between SF studies (the academic study of works of science fiction) and DS or disability studies. The essays collected cover a wide range of SF works, ranging from the well known to the more obscure, as well as a broad spectrum of dis/abilities. But all the essays collected explore the issue of the relationship between the body and technology, and how the particular ways in which this relationship is explored in SF can be used to both problematize dominant constructions of the normative body and re-imagine the body in less disabling ways.
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