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Movement: A Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Nancy Fulda
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This story was nominated for the 2011 Hugo and Nebula awards.

When her concerned parents investigate a treatment that could change her life forever, Hannah's world is thrown into turmoil.  Unable to speak -- at least not in ways most people can understand -- Hannah struggles to face the question of who she really is, and who she wishes to become.

Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, "Movement" was marked Highly Recommended by Lois Tilton of Locus Reviews. Mundane-SF called it the "best story I have read so far this year", and SFRevu called it "a truly fine story". It is quite short, easily readable during a half-hour lunch break, and interweaves Hannah's sincere narrative with concepts drawn from neurology, entropy, social evolution and chaos theory.

About 17 pages or 4000 words.

Editorial Reviews


"When I review a story this well-written, I find myself admiring one expression after the other and wanting to quote them all, to tell readers, 'Look at this! Admire this!' Hannah's thoughts are wondrous, but unlike her, Fulda can express them." -- Lois Tilton, Locus Reviews

"This is a short but very powerful piece.... Hannah's condition prevents her from having "normal" interpersonal relationships, but it also allows her a unique perspective on the fast-changing world around her and contributes to her exceptional dancing and cognitive skills." -- Aaron Hughes, Fantastic Reviews Blog

Product Details

  • File Size: 149 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Publisher: Nancy Fulda (December 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006LNRZ44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #943,160 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely June 1, 2012
By Erin O
Format:Kindle Edition
Lovely little story about an autistic girl in the future told in first person. This is a 2012 Hugo Nominee for Short Story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short and Powerful December 19, 2011
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This is a short story but has so much in it that it has the impact of a full novel.

Not only does this story give us a new perspective on those that see the world differently but allows us the opportunity to understand that sometimes we may fail to communicate properly but mostly because we view the world differently.

The title Movement not only describes the main character's prime outlet and her view of the world but says exactly what it does. It moved me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story June 15, 2014
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Heartwarming, a great short story of human self-determination and how different does not equal wrong when it comes to the variety in our species.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insight to autism June 5, 2014
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The story is very well written, and purports to give an insight into the autistic mind. The sci fi aspects are relatively minor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Short Story Set in the Future December 24, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Movement is a well written short story about Hannah, a silent girl whose parents are exploring ways to "fix' her. Movement is her autistic focus; whether it be the flow of glass down the pane, the crustal plates shifting beneath her feet, or the billowing of clouds. Hannah notices what the rest of the world does not. The world sees Hannah as rather shallow, but her story exposes the depth of her perceptions. Her mind is "attuned to the dizzying flow of seconds and centuries." In a way, Hannah is mature beyond her years - "it should not be surprising that, on the way from what we are to what we are becoming, there should be friction and false starts along the way." Hannah's unresponsive condition to her family's chatter is not because she does not understand or does not hear, but because words feel insignificant compared to the movement going on around her. In "Movement," Hannah shares her story, and as in all good stories, evolves through the telling. She has decided something profound by the end, because Hannah, too, is moving.
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