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Poem: "Zee"
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mdlbear From: mdlbear Date: January 5th, 2012 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Hmm. There's Heinlein's Waldo and Rhysling, and I can think of at least two with flying wheelchairs (a secondary character in a couple of Larry Niven's stories, and a villain in one of James H. Schmitz's Telzey stories).

None of my stories are published, but I have a blind character who's an AI built into a guitar. She uses sonar, and on rare occasions borrows a feed from friendly security systems.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: January 5th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

One could easily do a near-future sort of SF extrapolating from existing technology in Japan, to write a story where mechanical exoskeletons for the elderly and the paralyzed can be modded to turn disabilities into superpowers. I'm picturing, for instance, an 80 year old man in a modded suit literally knocking over a bank vault. :-D
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 5th, 2012 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>>None of my stories are published, but I have a blind character who's an AI built into a guitar. <<

Wow, that sounds really cool.
mdlbear From: mdlbear Date: January 5th, 2012 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

It's rather dated and badly in need of a rewrite; I believe this draft dates to 1988 or so: http://steve.savitzky.net/Lit/Hacktown/Orig/ladym.txt
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