The Calorie Man by Paolo Bacigalupi:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Fascinating variation on the Johnny Appleseed story in a dystopian future in which gasoline engines have gone the way of the dodo. Why read this when you can read the novella-length story here? Select
Bioengineered animals that optimally transform vegetable matter into usable mechanical energy.
An engineered mastodon, used to convert vegetable matter into energy.
Seeds that are bioengineered to grow, but not to produce fertile seeds.
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