Reviews Index

NOTE: Autistic Book Party is an archival resource that ran from 2011-2023 and is no longer being maintained. See this post.

Here is an index of everything I have reviewed for Autistic Book Party, sorted by what my opinion was.

Highly Recommended – Novels and Novellas

[These are the cream of the crop, the best of the best autism stories. If the list of Recommended stories is too big and you don’t know where to start, start here.]

Highly Recommended – Short Fiction

Recommended 1 – Novels and Novellas

[These stories portray autism well. You should read them.]

Recommended 1 – Short Stories and Novelettes

Recommended 1 – Poetry

Recommended 2 – Novels and Novellas

[These stories don’t have a major autistic character, but they’re good introductions to the work of various authors who are autistic. Some were selected because they have themes which will resonate strongly with many autistic readers. Many also have important things to say about other forms of disability and diversity. If you want to support authentic autistic voices in science fiction, you should read these.]

Recommended 2 – Collections

Recommended 2 – Short Stories and Novelettes

Recommended 2 – Poetry

Marginal – Novels

[These books portray autism well, but only in a minor character or as a side note. The authors did a good job and it’s good that there are books like this, but if you are hunting for autistic books specifically, they are less relevant.]

YMMV – Novels

[These stories have good points and bad points; readers will legitimately differ.]

YMMV – Short Stories and Novelettes

YMMV – Poetry

Not Recommended – Books

[These stories portray autism badly, or have too many problems to be recommended. If you are interested in autism, they are best avoided.]

Not Recommended – Short Stories and Novelettes

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