Biopunk Dystopias

Biopunk Dystopias is a book about the stellar rise of genetics as the driving discipline of scientific progress of the 21st century and its possible consequences as imagined by contemporary culture. The book proposes that the contemporary science fiction imagination reflects changes in the make-up of our society – on a political, economical, or inter-personal level – and expresses them through depictions of the consequences of current scientific research in what it terms “biopunk dystopias.”

In its discussion of what comes ‘after the human’ and the consequences of human genetic engineering for all life on earth, “biopunk” reveals our anxieties about the recent trends in both technology and sociology.

Published in November 2016 with Liverpool UP – Link.

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