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Bibliography for GURPS Bio-Tech

There are far too many works of fact and fiction to cover in this brief space – instead, this bibliography concentrates on books especially useful in inspiring adventures and game settings.

The categories given below are to make research easier – most books will overlap into several topics.


Altered People and Posthuman Societies

Banks, Iain M. Culture series, especially Excession (Bantam-Doubleday-Dell, 1996).

Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels (Warner, 1990).

Bear, Greg. Slant (Tor, 1997).

Blish, James. The Seedling Stars (New American Library, 1957).

Brin, David. Otherness (Spectra, 1984).

Di Filippo, Paul. Ribofunk (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1996).

Dixon, Dougal. Man after Man (St. Martins, 1990).

Evanier, Mark. DNAgents comics (Eclipse).

Egan, Greg. Quarantine (Harper, 1992).

Hansen, Karl. War Games (Berkley, 1983).

Heinlein, Robert. Friday (Ballantine, 1982).

Herbert, Frank. Hellstrom's Hive (Bantam, 1973).

Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain (Avon, 1993).

Kress, Nancy. Beggars and Choosers (Avon, 1994).

Kress, Nancy. Beggars Ride (Avon, 1994).

O'Donohoe, Nick. Too, Too Solid Flesh (TSR, 1989).

Shirow, Masamune. Appleseed graphic novels (Dark Horse).

Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire (Bantam-Doubleday-Dell, 1996).

Sterling, Bruce. Schismatrix Plus (Ace, 1996).

Sterling, S.M. Drakon (Baen, 1996).

Varley, John. The Persistence of Vision (Ace, 1978).

Varley, John. Steel Beach (Ace, 1992).

Warren, Adam. Dirty Pair graphic novels (Dark Horse).

Bioengineered Plants or Animals

Crichton, Michael. Jurassic Park (Ballantine, 1990).

Easton, Thomas A. Sparrowhawk (Ace, 1990).

Martin, George R.R. Tuf Voyaging (Simon & Schuster, 1986).

Biological Weapons and Disasters

Bear, Greg. Blood Music (Ace, 1985).

Shirley, John. Eclipse: Corona (Popular Library, 1990).

Clancy, Tom. Executive Orders (Berkley, 1996).

Herbert, Frank. The White Plague (Putnam, 1982).

Kress, Nancy. Oaths and Miracles (Avon, 1997).


Bear, Greg. Heads (Tor, 1990).

Niven, Larry. A World Out of Time (Ballantine, 1976).

Braintaping, Body Transfer and Uploading

Egan, Greg. Permutation City (Harpers, 1995).

Farmer, Philip José. To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Berkley, 1971).

Lee, Tanith. Don't Bite the Sun (DAW, 1976).

Varley, John. The Ophiuchi Hotline (Ace, 1984).

Williams, Walter Jon. Voice of the Whirlwind (Tor, 1987).

Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light (Avon, 1967).

Human Cloning

Cherryh, C.J. Cyteen (Warner, 1988).

Cherryh, C.J. Serpent's Reach (DAW, 1980).

Levin, Ira. The Boys from Brazil (Bantam, 1976).

Weaver, Michael D. Mercedes Nights (St. Martins, 1987).

Nonhuman Biotechnologies

Butler, Octavia. Xenogenesis (Warner, 1987). Collects Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago.

Harrison, Harry. West of Eden (Bantam, 1984).

Norton, Andre. Judgement on Janus (Ballantine, 1963).

Niven, Larry. World of Ptaavs (Ballantine, 1966).

Williams, Walter Jon. Angel Station (Tor, 1989).

Organ Transplants

Niven, Larry. The Long ARM of Gil Hamilton (Ballantine, 1976).

Niven, Larry. A Gift From Earth (Ballantine, 1968).

Uplifted Animals

Brin, David. Startide Rising (Spectra, 1983).

Brin, David. The Uplift War (Bantam, 1987).

Crowley, John. Beasts (Bantam, 1976).

Gallacci, Steve. Albedo series (Antarctic).

Smith, Cordwainer. Norstrilia (Nesfa, 1975).

Smith, L. Neil. The Probability Broach (Tor, 1980).

Swann, S. Andrew. Forests of the Night (DAW, 1993).

Wells, H.G. The Island of Dr. Moreau (Everyman Library, 1993).

Zelazny, Roger. The Dream Master (Ace, 1966).

Popular Science

Benyas, Janine M. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (William Morrow, 1997).

Drlica, Karl. Understanding DNA and Gene Cloning (Wiley, 1992).

DeSalle and Lindley. The Science of Jurassic Park (Basic Books, 1997).

Downer, John. Supersense: Perception in the Animal World (BBC Books, 1988).

Drexler, Peterson and Pergamit. Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution (Quill, 1993).

Grace, Eric. Biotechnology Unzipped (Trifolium, 1997).

Gonick and Wheelis. The Cartoon Guide To Genetics (Harper, 1991).

Lee, Thomas F. Gene Future (Plenum, 1993).

McKim, William A. Drugs and Behavior (Prentice-Hall, 1986).

Pinel, John. Biopsychology (Simon & Schuster, 1990).

Regis, Ed. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition (1990).

Steen, R. Grant. DNA and Destiny (Plenum, 1996).

Watson, James. The Double Helix (Penguin, 1969).

Many magazines and web pages have articles on biotech and related technologies.


Chadwick, Miller, Brown, and Smith, 2300 AD (GDW, Inc., 1992).

Farshtey, Gordon, Stark, and Bambra, Torg: Space Gods (West End, 1991).

Jones, Stefan, GURPS Uplift (SJ Games, 1990).

Kidd, Paul. Albedo (Chessex, 1988).

Laker, Laker, and Pevs. Skyrealms of Jorune (Chessex, 1985).

Sheeley, Craig. "Exotics," Chromebook 2. (R. Talsorian Games, 1992).

Pulver, David. "The Medusa Sanction," in GURPS Cyberpunk Adventures (SJ Games, 1992).

Pulver, David. GURPS Ultra-Tech II, (SJ Games, 1997).

Winters and McLaughlin. Technocracy: Progenitors, (White Wolf, 1993).

Wu, Karl. Shadowtech (FASA, 1992).

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