Biology: the Heart of Hard SF

What:
Panel
When:
Friday Mar 25   04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Hilton Deansgate - Room 6
Tags:
Literature Science
It's been at least twenty years since space travel and physics problems could credibly claim to be at the core of "hard SF": the biological sciences, from genomics to ecology, seem more central to our future. What narrative opportunities does biology offer SF writers? Which stories make the most of those opportunities, and which fall into common traps? And what areas does SF need to further explore?