Next (Enhanced Edition)

Next (Enhanced Edition)

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by Michael Crichton
     
 

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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 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

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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 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.



We live in a new world where nothing is what it seems. The future is closer than you think.



The enhanced e-book for Next contains 5 exclusive videos and an interactive map of the human body with gene patent information.



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062109699
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
126,610
File size:
404 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. His novels include Micro, Prey, State of Fear, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. He died in 2008 at the age of sixty-six.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
October 23, 1942
Date of Death:
November 4, 2008
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Place of Death:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
B.A.. in Anthropology, Harvard University, 1964; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1969
Website:
http://www.michaelcrichton.net/

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Next 3.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 361 reviews.
eoconnell More than 1 year ago
Every book I have read by Chrichton has been excellent. All the way from the first to last I have enjoyed Mr. Chrichton to the fullest extent and Next is no acception. I was locked in as soon as I started this novel. I did not want it to end. The subject matter is extremely interesting and very realistic. Michael Chrichton does do his research. I went to his website to see if he published a new novel and thats how I found out he passed. I loved his books because he is a wonderful writer and I am going to miss his stories.
Ducky48 More than 1 year ago
I usually enjoy anything by Michael Crichton but this book was my least favorite. It was entertaining at first and then it just lost it's edge. The plot was slow and the characters were unappealing. I just did not like it and I ended up giving the book away. (The person I gave it to didn't like it either , by the way).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Crichton's genetic page-turner is much better than expected and is one of my favorite books. The characters are a bit confusing sometimes, but not always. It's a bit different from other books of his and has a faster pace, but to me NEXT is a great book and I look forward to reading another one of Crichton's novels. Oustanding and highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down. Devoured it in just a few sittings. He does his research and it shows in his work. I would recommend it as one of his best works. Recently read Micro as well and that was also awesome. Have been a fan for a long time and will continue to be.
bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
CD/unabridged/Science Fiction: Right now, I'm on a Crichton kick. Apparently, Crichton took a look at gene therapy and technology in the 15 years that he wrote Jurassic Park and realized there was a problem. For one, the stuff that was pseudo science in JP, was begin done. This book has several stories that intertwine, overlap, and stand alone. It's a cautionary tale of what happens when government and medical boards (not just the US) lag behind modern science. Like how much of your body do you own after you give a tissue sample. Or how much gene integration should be done to animals. I liked it because I learned a lot. I didn't know that genes or diseases are patented. I found out that SARS became a pandemic because there was uncertainty on who owned the patent. I found out Hepatitis C is patented. This book starts out like a spy novel, but then goes into several directions. There is an emptiness to the conclusions. I wanted to know if the evil bounty hunter.....I mean property recovery agent, went to jail for the rest of his life. I still liked it a lot. Did I mention the talking ape.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Michael Crichton has always done a good job of intertwining science and fiction without writing science fiction. I think that makes sense. Here Crichton tackles the world of genetic engineering and while there were so many amazing ideas and concepts here, I’m not sure how much of a novel there actually is. There are literally dozens of characters introduced and as a reader you have no idea if they are connected, important, or relevant. Its strangely scattered and when connections are made they are disturbing weak or convenient. I was rather disappointed with this. There just wasn’t enough here.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Waits paciently for her to join rubbing his co.ck slowly.
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DanGA More than 1 year ago
This was one of the poorest books I have ever read. The story line "dragged" its feet, the characters lacked depth, and overall it was filled with filthy language that was not necessary (unless you are some kind of drone that gets a thrill about filth). It would not make me want to read any others. Overall - this was surprising due to the high quality of his Jurassic novels.
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I liked the part where Mrs. Bond found out that her parrot was helping her son with his math homework.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book a bit confusing at first, being about twelve when i read it, but when i got the hang if it it was an incredible read. Truly spectacular.
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Thecelticdragon More than 1 year ago
Sadly, Crighton's last published work. All his books were great. Well written, though provoking, characters you cared about. The consument writer for our age.