Biology is not my thing. I mean, I studied physics because it was basically the not-biology major, so I could avoid all the living, growing, squishy, gooey things.
I recently read Kameron Hurley’s The Stars Are Legion, and the biopunk aspects were fascinating all by themselves. For… multiple definitions of fascinating. A content warning for various flavors of bio-horror is in order.
I will now discuss the book, and also apply cold, hard physics to the scary, squishy stuff. Wish me luck.
This is the sequel to Blood of Ambrose, and much like the first book, it’s a wild ride. It explores many different applications of the setting’s magic, as well as questions about death and mortality.
I have a few (mostly spoiler-free) thoughts about the tale.