Would it be possible to use a living organism as unobtainium for interstellar travel? Would it make any sense?
The story I had in mind would use them as the main bad guys seeking vengeance on those who harvest them and use them for their own gains (such as interstellar travel). They’re similar to an amoebic sea like Darwin IV, but a little more complex. They’re sentient and technologically advanced, but other races in the galaxy aren’t entirely aware that they are.
If I use this organism as my antagonists, how could I have them achieve interstellar travel without using themselves, which would make them hypocrites?
I have something in mind, but wasn’t sure if it would make sense. Maybe their technology doesn’t “harm “ them in the process, but the technology of other races do?
Is there any way I could make any of this work?