Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness

Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness

by Allison Alexander

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Overview

Alexander explores the challenges of living with a never-ending illness and uses examples from pop culture to demonstrate how sick characters should be portrayed in fiction. She engages with how society values healthiness, how doctors don't always have answers, and how faith, friendship, and romance add pressure to already complicated situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989423110
Publisher: Mythos & Ink
Publication date: 04/17/2020
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 1,178,886
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Allison Alexander is an earthbending Ravenclaw from Hoth who's more comfortable curling up at home with a video game than venturing out into the wild. As an author, editor, and blogger, Allison aims to make spaces for minority characters in science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture. Also, her favourite character class in Dungeons & Dragons is a bard, so that should tell you everything you need to know about her. Allison Alexander is an earthbending Ravenclaw from Hoth who's more comfortable curling up at home with a video game than venturing out into the wild. As an author, editor, and blogger, Allison aims to make spaces for minority characters in science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture. Also, her favourite character class in Dungeons & Dragons is a bard, so that should tell you everything you need to know about her.

From her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba-which she shares with her husband, Jordan-Allison writes books, edits novels, and mentors aspiring authors.

Table of Contents

Endorsements

Copyright

Dedication

Foreword



Chapter 1. Superheroes Aren’t Sick

Chapter 2. Invalid: A Dirty Word

Chapter 3. Doctor House Knows Best. Sometimes. Maybe.

Chapter 4. Give it One Million Percent

Chapter 5. Friendship and Fire Emblem

Chapter 6. A Depressed Wolf

Chapter 7. In Sickness and Unhealth

Chapter 8. The Question of Children

Chapter 9. Women. Sex. The Moon.

Chapter 10. Fuel for Anxiety

Chapter 11. If Only I Had More Faith

Chapter 12. The Mass Effect of Religion

Chapter 13. To Have it Over With

Chapter 14. Superheroes Are Sick

Notes

About the Author

Sick Heroes in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Acknowledgments

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