Yo many people who hate small talk aren’t pretentious jerks, small talk makes us genuinely uncomfortable and it’s insulting to demean us for that
First, I checked how many of the authors were actually autistic. And the answer is one - maybe: only Amélie Nothomb was described as being autistic, and that was on a single website with nothing to back it up. None of the people writing mainstream autism fiction are confirmed autistics.
And that is wrong.