SF Themes and Ideas: Frozen Viruses

light-virus-1I might be coming late to the party on this one… but did you know that viruses can survive being frozen, become thawed, and live to infect another day?

This has been in the news for the last couple of weeks: giant virus comes back to life, etc. etc. But, “according to the researchers, the revival of the virus could mean there may be other threats to human or animal life hidden in the permafrost.”

So this is fucking scary. Also, totally intriguing. Any SF writers/readers that have come across this theme before? Does it make you think of possible themes in future work? I know it’s been done before. But has it been done well? And should it be done again? Let me know in the comments 🙂

2 thoughts on “SF Themes and Ideas: Frozen Viruses

    1. I think variations on this theme have been done before, but it is interesting to have some real science to back up the ideas now that it’s happening in real life. I’m not great at writing hard sci-fi; I get bogged down by the details. But I do love reading it. I’d love to see someone do something new with this idea!

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