Have you been watching Orphan Black on Netflix? The fifth and final series airs on 11th June and I’m going to miss it so much when it’s over. I’ll loved watching the escapades of Sarah Manning and her sestras as they unlock the secrets of their own clone biology.
As the series is now coming to an end, I thought I’d look for something to fill the void and have come up with 10 bio-punk books well worth reading if you loved Orphan Black!
The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G Wells
We couldn’t talk about Orphan Black and bio-punk without a mention for the book that is integral to the series. If Jules Verne had no idea what steampunk was, then we suspect H.G Wells also had never heard of bio-punk, but that doesn’t stop The Island of Dr Moreau topping the genre for us.
Leviathan – Scott Westerfield
If Steampunk was the new genre of the 20th century then bio-punk is the new genre for the 21st century. Leviathan combines the two in the first book of this brilliant trilogy full of steampunk machines and genetically modified monsters.
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
Maybe Orphan Black’s big appeal is that the genetic engineering plays second place to the story, of family, lives, and love. If you agree then it’s likely you’ll love Oryx and Crake, adventure romance with a side of bio-punk.
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Adapted from Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 noir science fiction novel, this latest dystopian thriller is set to be a hit. It is based in a world where consciousness is stored digitally, and human bodies (AKA “sleeves”) have become interchangeable, theoretically allowing humans to become immortal.
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On Monday 13th of November 2017, Amazon announced they were ready to produce the biggest and most expensive show for their streaming site. Amazon are set to create multiple-seasons of a series that precede Tolkien’s first of the LotR trilogy: “The Fellowship of the Ring,”.
Forster is known for his commentary on social class and hypocrisies, and examining such with wit and intelligence. Howards End in particular places a magnifying glass on three families of varying classes at the beginning of the 20th century. In the novel the half-German Schlegel sisters look to help the impoverished Basts while also working with the rich Wilcoxes to rid them of their ingrained prejudices.
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