Mindy Vogel is haunted by the future. In frequent daydreams, she toggles between her real, wheelchair-bound life and the adventurous life of her fanfic alter ego, SkyLog officer Kat Wanderer. She's haunted by all that Kat can do which she cannot--belong to an organization of comrades, walk, and fall in love--yet. Because at twenty-four, Mindy's future is very much ahead of her, wheelchair notwithstanding. . . .
. . . there's a lot to love both in the interpolated fanfics themselves and in Mindy's quirky explorations on Earth.
The Speed of Clouds is recommended to fans of all types, especially female sf fans, audiences with visible and invisible disabilities, and anyone who's ever imagined a geodesic gym might be a beacon toward your real home.
Another advance review of Miriam Seidel's The Speed of Clouds, which launches this week:
For the full review, see Space Station Mir.