Here’s what people are saying about Nothing Without Us!

CLUBHOUSE: Review: Nothing Without Us, a genre anthology about disability, by R. Graeme Cameron for Amazing Stories

I think this is an important and significant book. Certainly memorable. You won’t forget what you’ve read when you put it down. This anthology deserves an Aurora Award, in my opinion. It’s that good. Read more…

Centering Differences, by Cherie Pyne for the Montreal Review of Books

The manifesto of plucky editors Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson for this anthology was to gather great short stories that not only centre the disabled experience (all main characters are disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, spoonie, and/or managing mental illness or chronic conditions), but also buck the tired tropes that dominate disabled representation. Read more...

Short Stories 366 Series, by ’Nathan Burgoine

Author and 2019 Prix Aurora Award finalist ’Nathan Burgoine reviews several stories in Nothing Without Us in his Short Stories 366 series:

Four Disability Anthologies That Are Actually Authentic: A Review of “About Us,” “Firsts,” “Nothing Without Us” and “Defying Doomsday, by Robert Kingett for NewCity Lit

‘There’s something for everyone in these twenty-two stories that range the gamut from satirical to thrilling and suspenseful.’ Read more...

What About the Ageing Vampire, by Derek Newman Stille of Speculating Canada

‘In “Knit One, Purl Two” Carolyn Charron writes a tale of an older woman who is in a relationship with a vampire, shifting the trope of the vampire story to one that makes more sense – a relationship based on the common experience of age. Read more…

No More Magical Cures, by Derek Newman-Stille of Speculating Canada

‘“The Descent” [by Jamieson Wolf] is a powerful story that involves the intersection of disability and queer identity and Wolf is able to weave his story with a bodily experience that is shaped from his own queer, disabled identity.’ Read more…

Review by James Fisher of the Miramichi Reader, on Goodreads (October 15, 2019)

‘A very interesting collection of short stories written by/for/about those with physical/social/mental issues, who they feel are underrepresented in contemporary literature.’ Read more…

Review by journalist and author Robert Kingett, on Goodreads (October 7, 2019)

‘This book is good. It’s great, in the sense that, at least, for me, I rarely see. These stories star people with disabilities. Disabled authors tackle a lot of things ranging from ironic inspiration porn to space travel. ‘Read more…

‘Nothing Without Us’ addresses the lack of fictional protagonists with disabilities by Tori McNeely, Ottawa Life Magazine

‘As one of the authors puts it: “fiction allows people to explore empathy.” And that is exactly what this book achieves.’ Read more…