Disability and Imperfect People in Fantasy
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A couple of days ago, Elspeth Cooper guest blogged at Bookworm Blues about a running theme in Songs of the Earth, the first in a fantasy series that has been received very kindly by reviewers here at fantasy faction—not only that, but Songs made it to the shortlist stage of the David Gemmell Legend Award voting. That theme is disability.
Cooper herself says in the post that “genre heroes and heroines have a tendency to be clean-limbed and strong” (she expands further; go read the post here and you won’t be disappointed!). The [...]