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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.
This is probably the worse Crichton book I have read. It was preachy and predictable with little or none of the human characters in Andromeda Strain. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Maurice W Darr
A plausible future in view of emerging Genetic Medicine and early cloning successes. Recently, the possibility of re-creating "extinct" lifeforms have been proposed. Read morePublished 4 days ago by beachguy
this is a great book. it is where we are headed. my grandson read it as a sophomore in high school. now he has a degree in Investigative Biotechnology from Western Kentucky Univ. Read morePublished 28 days ago by John Gingerich
This Book is A "mild mannered Jurrasic Park". Current biological technology in a heap. Very entertaining and educational.Published 1 month ago by Perry
Michael Crichton is really fun with this book. Very entertaining.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Shopper
In short, in NEXT Crichton presents the exciting, scary, and problematic aspects of current genetic research, and current applications, in the form of a very readable novel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stoney
I enjoyed it. Wrestles with a lot of important philosophical issues, especially about humanity's relationship with other animals.Published 2 months ago by P. Shapiro
It was good but not his best. I'll always be a fan of his work. So sad he passed away.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The line between the speculative and the entirely plausible was so blurred I resorted to web searches on several sources and quotes, and some of the seemingly most preposterous... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anita Hughes