This week’s story starting point is a response to all the recent talk about utopian sci-fi.
As we explored this strange new world, we began to notice an unusual trend. The animal life here tends not to devour and destroy in the way that it does on Earth. Instead, most creatures have evolved to nurture plant-life and feed only on the waste or over-abundance that results from their careful stewardship. Herbivores are gardeners and farmers, and even large carnivores are instinctively driven to protect the creatures that inhabit their territories, preferring to scavenge the dead than prey on the living.
Everywhere we looked, life was flourishing. The ecosystem was not so much balanced as it was biased in favour of abundance.
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