When Biology Goes Extinct

It’s purely coincidence so soon after P-22’s death, but I got the opportunity to be part of a science fiction exchange in Slate.com this week about a lion running loose on city streets. Margrét Helgadóttir’s escaped lion is roaming the dark corners of Longyearbyen on Svalbard. The remote Arctic outpost is now a busy metropolis housing tens of thousands of climate refugees. The lion is an escapee from a ‘zoo’ that contains only deextincted and synthetically built animals. They are all that is left to remind residents of the biological world they destroyed. Nothing remains that is real.

Except, it is rumored, Levi……..

Enjoy Margrét’s wonderful essay here…….and my response here.

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