Iris and the Crew Tear Space a New One

Mock Book cover. A rainbow nebula surrounds a planet. Text reads: Iris and the Crew Tear Space a New One, by Cait Gordon

A 13-episode space opera series with the command crew of my dreams! I wanted to create a world where things are so accessible and accommodating, no one actually knows they can’t have ambitions to become senior officers! My hope is to have blind, Deaf, neurodiverse, mute, and disabled readers find themselves represented as key characters in this story!

(Mock book cover. This is a new work in progress!)

Iris and the Crew Tear Space a New One is going to be my Camp NaNoWriMo project for 2020. What the heck, right? We all need distraction during this pandemic.


Lieutenant Eileen Iris and the command crew of the S.S. Sp00nZ 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 before. 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 space a new one. Just a little bit.

Will keep you posted with my progress!