The Fries Test for fiction asks:
Does a work have more than one disabled character? Do the disabled characters have their own narrative purpose other than the education and profit of a nondisabled character? Is the character’s disability not eradicated either by curing or killing?
It’s a low bar, but even so I’m putting together a list of book-length fictional works written for adults with a disabled main character and at least one other significant disabled character. Any genre. Please add your suggestions below. I will maintain the list. As time permits I’ll add very brief descriptions of each book or series.
I am not necessarily recommending these books, because I haven’t read them all. For that reason, if you think a book doesn’t qualify for this list please let me know by leaving an explanatory comment.
- Geek Love, Kathleen Dunn
- Two Ends of Sleep, Lizard Jones
- Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
- Arcadia Project series, Mishell Baker
- So Lucky, Nicola Griffith (forthcoming)
- Everfair, Nisi Shawl
- Sheridan’s Fate, Gun Brooke
- Vorkosigan saga, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Ascension, Jacqueline Koyanagi
- Mallory series, Carol O’Connell
- Owl Song at Dawn, Emma Claire Sweeney
- Islay, Douglas Bullard
- Lincoln Rhyme series, Jeffrey Deaver
- The Ice Queen, Alice Hoffman (?)
- The Kinda Fella I Am, Raymond Luczak (forthcoming)
- Bone Universe series, Fran Wilde
- This Alien Shore, C.S. Friedman (?)
- Accessible Love Stories, ed. ?
- Handi-Gang, Cara Zina (French)
- Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, ed. Dominik Parisien, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry et al (forthcoming)
- Desires Reborn, Penny Pepper (ebook only)
- Steampunk Universe, ed. Sarah Hans (forthcoming)
- Experimental Film, Gemma Files
- 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson
- Chameleon Moon, RoAnna Sylver
- The Song of Spores, Bogi Takács (forthcoming)
- Accessing the Future, Nicolette Barischoff (?)
- Clans of the Alphane Moon, Philip K. Dick
- Tell Me That You Love Me Junie Moon, Marjorie Kellogg
- Mangoverse series, Shira Glassman
- Come to Grief, Dick Francis
- Ethan, Who Loved Carter, Ryan Loveless
- The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Sharing Knife series, Bujold
- Rise Again, LJ Hamlin
- Into The Drowning Deep, Mira Grant
- Lean on Me, Nicola Haken
- The Bride Wore Starlight, Lizbeth Selvig
- Afraid to Fly, LA Witt
- Long Macchiatos and Monsters, Alison Evans
- Queen of Dauphine Street, Thea de Salle
- Connection Error, Annabeth Albert
- Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, Kelly Robson
- Lock In, John Scalzi
- Head On, John Scalzi
- Destroyer Angel, Nevada Barr
- Call Me Ahab, Anne Finger
- Defying Doomsday, ed. Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench
- Patients, Grand Corps Malade.
- Goldenrod, Ann McMan.
- Coyote Healer, Coyote Curandero, Mariana Ruybalid
- A Woman, In Bed, Anne Finger (forthcoming)
Currently: 52 books.