|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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|Last modified||6 July, 2008|
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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.|