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An amateur who tinkers with DNA and other aspects of genetics
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American science fiction and fantasy writer Paolo Bacigalupi won the Hugo and Nebula awards for his biopunk debut novel, The Windup Girl (*** July/ Aug 2010), and the Printz Award for best young adult novel for Ship Breaker (2010).
Novy describes Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as a "Gothic biopunk cautionary tale about the repercussions of man using technology and science to 'play God'.
I was struck by the title--not knowing what biopunk was all about and what DIY meant.
Andrew Niccol's Gattaca, a biopunk vision of the future, predicts that people's roles in society are predetermined by their hereditary traits.
Art Gallery Chair feedback on this piece: Abraham's Kapitan Biopunk combines the aesthetics of a mad chemist's lab with Dionysian song and (literal) spirit.