About My Work

Nick WalkerI’m a queer autistic scholar and educator, and an author of speculative fiction and nonfiction.

I teach psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies, and aikido at the Aikido Shusekai dojo in Berkeley, California.

A selection of my shorter writings can be found in the Articles section of this site.

The page devoted to my Academic Work includes downloadable copies of a couple of academic journal articles and my doctoral dissertation on autistic participation in transformative somatic practices.

Below are a few books in which stories or essays of mine appear. 


Spoon Knife 5: Liminal
I was co-editor of this fifth volume of the annual Spoon Knife neuroqueer lit anthology. Includes a foreword by me, and my dark short sci-fi story “Something Nice,” plus tales by Cody Goodfellow, Scott Nicolay, Margaret Killjoy, Craig Laurance Gidney, and more.

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Diverse Bodies Diverse PracticesDiverse Bodies, Diverse Practices:
Toward an Inclusive Somatics

A groundbreaking anthology of writings by members of various marginalized communities who work in the field of somatic psychology. Includes a chapter by me entitled “Somatics and Autistic Embodiment.”

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Spoon Knife 3: IncursionsSpoon Knife 3: Incursions
I was lead editor on this volume of the annual Spoon Knife multi-genre neuroqueer lit anthology. Includes a foreword by me, and my short story “Waiting for the Zeppelins,” plus stories by Judy Grahn, Ada Hoffmann, Steve Silberman, and more.

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Spoon Knife 2Spoon Knife 2: Test Chamber
The second volume of the annual Spoon Knife neuroqueer lit anthology includes my 15,000-word sci-fi novellette “Bianca and the Wu-Hernandez.” Like all my fiction, this piece is part of the Weird Luck Saga, an ever-growing collection of interconnected stories by me and Andrew M. Reichart.

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Spoon Knife 1The Spoon Knife Anthology: Thoughts on
Compliance, Defiance, and Resistance

The first volume of the annual Spoon Knife multi-genre neuroqueeer literary anthology includes my memoir “Kelly’s Blackbird,” about a formative incident from my early teen years.

Read the beginning of “Kelly’s Blackbird.”
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