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RE: Bio-Forces

From: Tim Jones <Tim.Jones@S...>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 09:23:36 -0000
Subject: RE: Bio-Forces

On Tuesday, November 04, 1997 5:31 PM, 
[] wrote:
Status: RO

> >>I also thought of soldiers with bio-powered versions of the normal
> weapons. Again, this seemed to streach reality beyond the breaking
> (how much food do you need to eat to produce a 100 megawat energy
beam? How
> far can you throw your quills?).<<
> Actually having a ranged weapon is not that difficult--just
> from
> living Earth forms. Most of these would be chemically based, like the
> boiling
> sulfuric acid from a bombardier beetle (DFFG?), or exploding seed pods
> several plants (possibly containing acids, for RAM Mortars).


David Drakes book 'Redliners' has a lot of Bio weapons in it - read that
some plausible ideas.
Its mostly killer trees, but there are some interesting innovations.

tim jones
The stars are matter, We're matter, But it doesn't matter.

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