Thomas A. Easton:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Thomas A. Easton (b. 1944) is an American science fiction author and critic, and a professor at Thomas College of Maine. Easton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colby College and a doctorate in theoretical biology from the University of Chicago.

He wrote the book review column in SF magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact from 1979 - 2009. He appears frequently at Boston-area science fiction conventions.

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Assassin Bird - genetically engineered
A bird genetically engineered to accept instructions on how to kill.

Sparrowhawk (1990)

Bioform House - pumpkin house
A house grown from a bioengineered plant.

Sparrowhawk (1990)

Cannibal Grass
Genetically engineered grass that acts as a defense layer for a home.

Sparrowhawk (1990)

Dormancy Switch
Essential device 'switches off' your cyborg animal, causing it to quickly drop off to sleep.

Sparrowhawk (1990)

General Bodies Tortoise - terrapin fast
A passenger vehicle genetically engineered from tortoise DNA and controlled by implanted electronics.

Sparrowhawk (1990)

Hanky Bush - use the white leaves
A plant with leaves grown to resemble common, multipurpose tissues.

Sparrowhawk (1990)

Leaf Screens
Bioform displays grown from plants offering flat surfaces - like leaves.

Sparrowhawk (1990)

A genetically-engineered vehicle based on arthropod DNA; uses implanted control structures.

Sparrowhawk (1990)

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