Ribo Funk

A Paul Di Filippo-driven new subgenre of Hard SF.

"Ribofunk is speculative fiction which acknowledges, is informed by and illustrates the tenet that the next revolution--the only one that really matters--will be in the field of biology. To paraphrase Pope, ribofunk holds that: "The proper study of mankind is life." Forget physics and chemistry; they are only tools to probe living matter. Computers? Merely simulators and modelers for life. The cell is King!"
"We must be as widespread as ubiquitin, forging a philosophy that ties all organisms from yeast to man into a renewed great chain of being."

One suspects that it is not entirely serious. OTOH, Greg Bear's SF largely relies on it...

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