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Locus has the World Fantasy Awards shortlist here, and Mishell Baker's Borderline, with its double-amputee protagonist with Borderline Personality Disorder is on the list. Which is something the genre needs. There's few enough books with disabled protagonists treated in a realistic manner, seeing one of them nominated for a major award is an important step forward. (I'd hoped it would happen with Scalzi's Lock In, but the Puppies screwed that year's Hugo voting).

On the other hand, World Fantasy Con has a unfortunately well-deserved reputation for access screw-ups. I really hope they fix that this year, because having a book about an occasionally wheelchair-using protagonist win an award on a stage a wheelchar user couldn't access would be the access fail to end all access fails....

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