List of biopunk novels & movies

This article is a list of Biopunk novels & movies.

What is Biopunk?

Biopunk is a subgenre of science fiction & derivative of the cyberpunk movement that focuses on biotechnology & genetic engineering. The word “Biopunk” is a portmanteau of “biotechnology” or “biology” & “punk” (similar to steampunk, cyberpunk, or solarpunk).

Biopunk is derived from cyberpunk, but focuses on the specific implications of synthetic biotechnology instead of computers, software or networks. It usually involves a near-future story of bio-hackers, totalitarian governments or megacorporations misusing biotechnologies, such as manipulating human DNA, cloning, body augmenting etc.

Usually keeping the dark atmosphere of cyberpunk, a typical biopunk story generally examines the dark side of genetic engineering & represents the dangerous side & downsides of biotechnology.

One of the prominent writers in this field is Paul Di Filippo, although he used the word “ribofunk” to describe his stories, a blend of “ribosome” & “funk”.

Biopunk novels

  • The Butterfly Effect - by Rajat Chaudhuri
  • Blood Music - by Greg Bear
  • Darwin's Radio - by Greg Bear
  • Carnosaur - by John Brosnan
  • Change Agent - by Daniel Suarez
  • Clade and Crache - by Mark Budz
  • Darwin series - by Greg Bear
  • Dead and Alive - by Dean Koontz
  • Dr. Franklin's Island - by Ann Halam
  • Echopraxia - by Peter Watts
  • Got a Bad Case of the Horribly Wrongs - by Khurt Khave
  • Heart of a Dog - by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Herbert West–Reanimator - by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Holy Fire - by Bruce Sterling
  • Leviathan Trilogy - by Scott Westerfeld
  • Lilith's Brood - by Octavia E. Butler
  • Oryx and Crake - by Margaret Atwood
  • The Xenogenesis trilogy - by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau -by H. G. Wells
  • The Movement of Mountains -by Michael Blumlein
  • The People of Sand and Slag - by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Ribofunk - by Paul Di Filippo
  • Rifter series - by Peter Watts
  • Schismatrix (1985) by Bruce Sterling
  • Sleepless series - by Nancy Kress
  • Wetware - by Rudy Rucker
  • White Devils - by Paul J. McAuley
  • The Windup Girl - by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Winterlong - by Elizabeth Hand
  • Twig (web novel) - by John C. McCrae
  • The Sky Lords trilogy - by John Brosnan

Biopunk movies

  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Super Mario Bros. (1993)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • eXistenZ (1999)
  • Resident Evil series (2002–2016)
  • Code 46 (2003)
  • Splice (2009)
  • Repo Men (2010)
  • Antiviral (2012)