Movement: A Short Story about Autism in the Future

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This story was nominated for the 2011 Hugo and Nebula awards.

When her concerned parents investigate a neurological treatment that could change her life forever, Hannah must decide who she really is -- and who she wishes to become.

Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. More

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About Nancy Fulda

Nancy Fulda is a Phobos Award Winner, a Vera Hinckley Mayhew Award recipient, a freelance programmer and web designer, and the mother of three children. She lives in northern Germany and loves ballroom dancing.

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Beth Wildey reviewed on May 11, 2012

Movement is the story of Hannah, a young Autistic girl of the future. As her parents consider a treatment that will 'cure' her of her Autism, she is faced with the puzzle of who she is and who she may become if she receives the controversial treatment. Hannah is the voice of the story and Fulda does an excellent job portraying the feelings that Hannah would be battling. The story is well written and Hannah's character is realistic and likable. Hannah's passion for dance and the symbolism of the dance shoes are right on!
The question of a 'cure' for Autism may become a real dilemma. Is a person's Autism a piece of her character or is it a disability? Another book to read along this line: The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
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