Full record for biopunk n.

Definition a subgenre of science fiction which focuses on the societal effects of biotechnology and genetic engineering
OED requirements antedating 1993
Earliest cite in Science-Fiction Studies
Comment Bill Mullins submitted a 2002 cite from "R.U. Sirius" in Rolling Stone.

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Citations for biopunk n.

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1993 Sci. Fiction Stud. Nov. 463 Cyberpunk and ‘biopunk’ writers ‘often foreground [the] metafictional potential of paraspace’ by developing an analogy between the author of the text and the author of the cyberspace or paraspace world.
2002 ‘R. U. Sirius’ Cool SF Genre: Biopunk in Rolling Stone Apr. 11 80/2 Cyberpunk was about information technology and hacking the datasphere. Its successor, bio punk, is about biotechnology and hacking the gene pool.