Date: 2019-02-10 05:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme
Loved this series! Neptune One is Missing was my personal favorite of the lot. Remembering back -- though not reading! -- I can see now how much the these were an arc rather than just a progression of one-offs (it didn't help that I read them out of order; Journey to Jupiter was my first followed by Menace from the Moon.)

Date: 2019-02-10 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] oh6
Interesting how frequently Pico appears in SF, despite being a pretty unimpressive mountain, with a peak below mean level.

Date: 2019-02-11 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
"1: One of the supporting characters is still recovering from grave injuries suffered in an earlier book. Invalids are treated as very nearly totally incapable in this series. Even through there is nothing wrong with his mind, he has to strenuously insist on being allowed to participate in planning sessions."

Remember a webcomic in which one of the characters, who has to use a walker due to car accident injury, keeps getting treated by people as if she was mentally retarded. I thought of this as comic exaggeration, but now I wonder.

Date: 2019-02-13 04:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
Contrast with Freefall, in which the local police chief is a blind quadriplegic. Nobody judges him for this, though it's a surprising career choice on their new colony planet. He has an AI mobility exoskeleton to do things like see and move limbs; her name is Elenor. Some people are unaware of their situation until they take off their uniform helmet to reveal the complex arrangement underneath.

Date: 2019-02-13 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
I wasn't referring to how portrayals of disabled people have changed in science fictional settings, of course there is SF nowadays with very positive messages. I was wondering how much things had improved for disabled people in the real world since that book was written - the webcomic referenced is set in the present day US of A. Specifically, I was wondering how many real-world people in wheelchairs find that people treat them as if that meant they were feeble-minded.

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