A 13-episode space opera series with the command crew of my dreams on a fully-accessible ship! I wanted to create a galaxy where accessibility and accommodation are an integral part of the world-building. My hope is to have Blind, Deaf, neurodivergent, and disabled readers find themselves represented as key characters in this story!
Mock book cover of Iris and the Crew Tear Through Space! This is a work in progress. Hoping to submit by December 2021!
My plan is to create several “seasons” of Iris and the Crew as shorter works (for me 60-70K is short) that form a fun collection. Heck, if I can’t have a streaming SF series, I’ll do it in book form! 😀
Lieutenant Eileen Iris and the command crew of the S.S. SpoonZ have no idea what it means to be disabled. That’s not a metaphor—no one in their galaxy has ever applied that term to living beings. So, when a startled intergalactic janitor calls them disabled but gets beamed back to NASA a bit too soon, they realize they might never get the answer to that particular question. Unphased, duties resume as Iris tries to appease her overprotective guidebot Clarence; security Chief Lartha and her new sentient prosthetic legs offer kickass protection; Lieutenant Commander Herbert’s inventiveness is a treasured godsend (though he’s not quite grasped how to flirt); science officer Commander Davan provides excellent counsel while signing his need for spicy hash browns, and Captain Warq’s genteel but firm leadership keeps everyone at their best. Until on one mission, where they tear through space. Just a little bit.