Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film.
John Wyndham's triffids, Algernon Blackwood's willows and Han Kang's sprouting woman are just a few examples.
Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors - but in many ways they remain opaque.
The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today.
Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large - questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.