ADAPT in space! Science fiction and disability

Storying interdependence

Authored by: Petra Kuppers

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture, and Media

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9780815368410
eBook ISBN: 9781351254687
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351254687-22

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Abstract

The lug nut was stuck. Ham tried to find better leverage. He reached across the corridor and rammed one end of his pike into the soft pleather. Now he tried again, and the lug came loose with ease, allowing the wheelchair wheel to detach from its axle. Ham carefully sprinkled oil into the elderly screw housing, careful not to let any of the precious fluid lift off into the air. Reassembling it all, he patted Daniel’s shoulder. Daniel had been patiently watching. Daniel engaged the electromagnet that kept him attached to an arbitrary ‘down’ in the corridor and pressed the joystick forward. He rolled.

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