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What's coming Next? Get a hint of what Michael Crichton sees on the horizon in this short video clip: high bandwidth or low bandwidth
We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps, a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars and to test our spouses for genetic maladies.
We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes...
Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.
Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and the bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.
The future is closer than you think.
Too many characters and side stories that just didn't seem to meet up neatly, or otherwise in the end.
Even if you take out all of the science fiction - the genetics that may be possible in the future - the story is not credible to me.
I've read many of Michael Crichton's books and enjoyed them for their escapist reading, although I didn't read his previous novel.
First let me say I am a big Chrichton fan. This novel suffers from many problems. It has no major driving story arc but many, many small plot lines. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Bartimus
Very good, as most Michael Crichton books are. That said, this felt a little light, perhaps more pop fiction-ish than most of his other books I've read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Bahner
As he has done before, Michael Crichton had written a book that makes the reader think about scientific issues, this time about genetic research. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. L. Fluty
Not bad. Not great, either. Probably published after he passed away. The overall story was obscured by a lot of extraneous stuff that should have been edited out.Published 2 months ago by J. Vining