Directed Ecology

Still fishing for the right term here, but... Speculative fiction books in which the forms (usually lifeforms) encountered turn out to either be perfectly symbiotic for some hidden purpose (e.g. Star Ka'at and the Plant People), or a puzzle the protagonists are meant to figure out (e.g. The Unwound Way). It may be a small system the protagonists spend a considerable chunk of the book in, or a series of systems, or on a massive scale. Do NOT include books you can't remember whether they should be on the list. (That's what the Comments section is for. --Use it.) Do NOT include books in which the author is just playing around with cool lifeforms (e.g. Dune, Titan). --HOW and WHY it all fits together should be important to the plot.
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8 books · 7 voters · list created December 12th, 2009 by Leela4 (votes) .
Tags: fantasy, sci-fi
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Shultonus shultonus I was thinking Bowl of Heaven by Niven and Beneford would fit


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