Biohacker

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An amateur who tinkers with DNA and other aspects of genetics
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"9/11 and the Wasted Lives of Posthuman Zombies." Biopunk Dystopias.
Biopunk Dystopias: Genetic Engineering, Society, and Science Fiction.
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).
Non-Anglophone writers, like the connectivismo writers in Rome, or the tupinipunk people in Brazil, or the biopunk people in the late 1980s in Prague, are doing a lot of inventive cyberpunk-style writing.
Novy describes Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as a "Gothic biopunk cautionary tale about the repercussions of man using technology and science to 'play God'." Although he believes that people sometimes use the potential dark side of new technology as a rationale for opposing all new developments, he nevertheless thinks that technologists need to keep these possibilities in mind and to follow development paths intended to minimize possible dangers.
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.
Lars Schmeink's Biopunk Dystopias provides a useful, and mostly persuasive, account of the visions of bioengineering that have come to populate post-2000 science fiction.
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).