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”.
- 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
- 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)