Next by Michael Crichton

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From Michael Crichton, the #1 bestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain, comes an astounding, eye-opening look at the world of genetics: Next.
 
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why a chimp fetus resembles a human being? And should that worry us? There’s a new genetic cure for drug addiction—is it worse than the disease?
 
Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and genetic ownership shatters our assumptions.

 

About Michael Crichton

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Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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Do you own your body's cells? If a doctor develops a cure for a disease using your cells in the process, are you entitled to a share of the profits? These are some of the questions Crichton exp

Feb 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Next

Publishers Weekly

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Bestseller Crichton (Jurassic Park) once again focuses on genetic engineering in his cerebral new thriller, though the science involved is a lot less far-fetched than creating dinosaurs from DNA. In a

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The New York Times

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Michael Crichton’s new un-put-downable thriller is based on real-life genetic, legal and ethical aberrations.

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The New York Times

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In Michael Crichton’s latest thriller, greedy scientists want to control your DNA.

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Publishers Weekly

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In an ambitious effort to show what's wrong with the U.S.'s current handling of gene patents and with the laws governing human tissues, the author interweaves many plot strands, one involving a California researcher, Henry Kendall, who has mixed human and chimp DNA while working at NIH.

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NPR

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Michael Crichton, best-selling purveyor of the sci-fi thriller genre, writes a novel about genetic technology and its potential results. But he's not really writing about the future in Next; it's all happening now.

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Book Reporter

A seminal event in NEXT --- the introduction of Dave --- makes one wonder.

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AV Club

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Michael Crichton read a lot of articles about genetic engineering before writing this book. But that doesn't make it a novel.

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(And in case anyone missed the point, Crichton ends with an author's note laying out his exact opinions on the subjects.) As usual, Crichton remains at the forefront of popular speculative fiction.

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Entertainment Weekly

All you need to know about Michael Crichton's absurd technothriller Next is that the marquee character, Gerard, is a conversational gray parrot .

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Bestsellersworld

Author, Michael Crichton’s new book Next deals with all of these issues and more in a way that will chill, thrill and inform readers of all types.

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Slate

In the New York Times, Janet Maslin calls Next"un-put-downable," remarking, "What's interesting about it is not that Mr. Crichton may be the only pop novelist writing Google code, but that he can weave it into a plot," and Time notes, "It helps that he makes biotechnology fun."

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About.com Bestsellers

Michael Crichton needs no introduction in the genre of science fiction thrillers.

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