August 16th, 2009

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WorldCon: Death, Illness and Disability in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Handily, the Locus blog just put up a post on Disability and Sff, for two different takes on the topic.

See also skwidly's notes on this panel.

Death, Illness and Disability in Fantasy and Science Fiction
Jay Lake, Joe Haldeman, John Kessel, Edmund R. Meskys, Pat Reynolds, Ellen Klages
Does the future really only belong to the physically perfect?

I missed the introductions. Lake has cancer and it was looking very grim for a while. Meskys is blind. Klages has a sister with Down Syndrome.

(skwidly's notes state that Haldeman and Klages are also disabled.)

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