Panology of Science Fiction: B


This science is a given. Even if the story doesn’t involve alien ecosystems, a near or far-future world is an undiscovered country of new manifestations of living things, human or otherwise. What have we so far found living on this planet?  Plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, slime moulds, archaea. From synthetic to quantum biology, the list of organisms that can be conjured up is endless.

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Udods, The Dark Light Years by Brian W. Aldiss

Brian W. Aldiss’s Hothouse and Helliconia Series

Robert Silverberg’s Majipoor Cycle

Geblings, Dwelfs & Gaunts, Wyrms by Orson Scott Card

Biopunk, Ribofunk by Paul Di Filippo