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This is a list of books and other print media (including articles and short stories) related to speculative evolution.

Specific authors:

Future Evolution

Alternate evolution (including "speculative paleontology" and "lost world" stories):

  • Douglas Mawson: "Bathybia." Short story about a tropical basin at the South Pole; includes descriptions of giant invertebrates living in forests of algae and fungi. Available online.
  • Mike Magee: Who Lies Sleeping? Rare book about the evolution of "anthroposaurs," humanoid troodonts that develop nuclear power and bring about the Cretaceous extinction. Summary.
  • Peter Dickinson: The Flight of Dragons. Imagines dragons as ballonts that produce hydrogen from consumed minerals in order to fly, and breathe fire as a means of expelling excess gas.
  • Paul and Karin Johnsgard: Dragons and Unicorns: A Natural History. Another evolutionary take on mythical creatures, depicting dragons as a lineage of ornithiscians.
  • Peter Jackson: The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island

Xenobiology (including alternate dimensions):

  • Terryl Whitlatch and Bob Carrau: The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
  • Terence Dickinson and Adolf Schaller: Extraterrestrials: A Field Guide for Earthlings-- summary
  • A. K. Dewdney: The Planiverse. Biological description of two-dimensional life.
  • Robert L. Forward: Dragon's Egg and Starquake. Life on a neutron star
  • Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper: Is Anybody Out There? Illustrated book about the search for extraterrestrial life, with some examples and illustrations of what aliens could look like.

Joke spec (speculative creatures not meant to be taken seriously or to be remotely plausible):

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