|"Every autistic is an experiment. Nobody like me exists anywhere else"
|Children of God
Isaac is a supporting character in the American science-fiction novel Children of God by Mary Doria Russell. Children of God is the sequel to The Sparrow.
Author Mary Doria Russell mentions the autobiographies of Temple Grandin and Donna Williams (both autistic activists), as well as The Siege by Clara Claiborne Park, which details her experiences raising her autistic daughter Jessica Park.
While autism is alluded to very early on in the novel, Isaac is only explicitly state to be autistic towards the very end. Isaac says, referring to himself: "Every autistic is an experiment. Nobody like me exists anywhere else."
- Children of God chapter 37