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I'm looking for good biopunk YA books to add to my reading list? Also, is anyone writing biopunk?
#1 - September 20, 2013, 04:03 PM
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I had to look up this term because I hadn't heard it before--I like it!

I think THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX falls into this category. Also, PARTIALS by Dan Wells.
#2 - September 20, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Thanks Anna! I've read Jenna Fox and liked how Pearson used nanotech (Biogel). Putting Partials on my reading list.

#3 - September 21, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Scott Westerfield's Uglies series.
#4 - September 21, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Thanks Robin! I loved the Leviathan series and the biopunk of the Darwinists. I'll check out Uglies.
#5 - September 22, 2013, 05:26 AM
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Love the Uglies series.
#6 - September 22, 2013, 06:27 AM
The GILDED series (Skyscape/ACP)
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Does UNWIND by Shusterman fall into that category? LOVE that book.
#7 - September 22, 2013, 07:07 AM
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I think it does Deena, although from more of the bioethics point of view (harvesting organs) than the science side, which is what I'm looking for (I'm basing this on Wiki's description as I haven't read it yet so correct me if there's more science in it). I'll definitely take a look, thanks for the suggestion.
#8 - September 22, 2013, 02:28 PM
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I saw Beth Revis's Across the Universe on a list of Biopunk books on Goodreads, but I haven't read it so can't verify that myself.
Glad I could help - sounds like a fun category to be working in - is your WIP biopunk?
#9 - September 22, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Ah, got it -- I read the wiki definition. I would try WHEN WE WAKE by Karen Healey (from GoodReads):

"Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027—she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.

But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies—and wakes up a hundred years later, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

The future isn't all she had hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better world?

Award-winning author Karen Healey has created a haunting, cautionary tale of an inspiring protagonist living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be our own.(less)"
#10 - September 22, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Deena and Robin, thanks again for the suggestions.

Yes, Robin, my current WIP is YA Biopunk. I work as a scientist so I decided to write what I know.

 
#11 - September 23, 2013, 06:47 PM
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I saw Beth Revis's Across the Universe on a list of Biopunk books on Goodreads, but I haven't read it so can't verify that myself.
Glad I could help - sounds like a fun category to be working in - is your WIP biopunk?

Beth's book is great. I read the draft in our critique group and again after it was published. I liked it a lot!
#12 - September 23, 2013, 09:37 PM

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I'm in the middle of Chuck Wendig's Under the Empyrean Sky -- future dystopia with monster GMO corn -- and am really enjoying it. I'm not far enough in to know if there's experimentation on the human protagonists, but there's certainly plenty of fallout (disease, etc.) from the whole process around engineering the corn.
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