Botanical Fiction: An Introduction and Reference Guide
I intend this collection of materials to become the most comprehensive resource available for the study of what I am calling "botanical fiction" -- or, to vulgarize it with tongue firmly planted in cheek, "bot-fi" -- that is, speculative fiction primarily concerning plants, or at least featuring a plant or plant-like entity of some significance to the story. (Would "phytic science fiction" be a better term? Sci-phy?) At the present moment, this compendium still emphasizes monstrous plants in particular over other kinds of botanical speculations, simply due to the nature of my own early work in this area: my interest in plant fictions began with an entry on monstrous plants in an encyclopedia on monsters and a paper presented at a conference with the theme of "The Monstrous Fantastic", the latter of was later published as an article specifically examining the Darwinian origins of the modern man-eating plant. Perhaps "horticultural horror" would be a more precise genre classification for many of these texts, but I am in the process of compiling additional examples of texts more charitable towards plants and plant entities.
This page is still under construction, but, for now, see the first few entries in the Botanical Fiction Database.