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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.
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 16 days ago by Stoney
I enjoyed it. Wrestles with a lot of important philosophical issues, especially about humanity's relationship with other animals.Published 18 days 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 26 days 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 26 days ago by Anita Hughes
Outstanding....informative, scary, Brilliant, my favorite Crichton ever, entertaining, spell binding. A MUST READ!!!!Published 27 days ago by Pasquale Moscatello
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 2 months ago by Bartimus
After doing research for this book author Michael Crichton gave five conclusions (`Author's Notes'). Stop patenting genes, they are facts of nature, like gravity. Read more