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 the Author
Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was the author of the bestselling novels The Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Sphere, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear,Next and Dragon Teeth, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He wrote and directed Westworld, The Great Train Robbery, Runaway, Looker, Coma and created the hit television series ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.
“NEXT is one of Mr. Crichton’s more un-put-downable novels. Its emphasis is on excitement.” — New York Times
“[Crichton’s] in top form with NEXT....There’s a lot to like and to scare you.” — USA Today
“[NEXT] is a tribute to Crichton’s storytelling skill...the docmentation he sprinkles throughout the narrative teases us with speculation.” — Los Angeles Times
“NEXT is a romp and a potboiler...a blockbuster science thriller...an entertaining read.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“Under Crichton’s imaginative scrutiny, body-part theft, the extinction of blonds and transgenic experiments...all loom on the horizon.” — People
“His plot, involving a score of main characters and a dozen different strands, defies summary but is completely brilliant.” — Daily Mail (London)
“[Crichton] invites a mass audience irresistibly into some of the Most Important Conversations We’re Not Having.” — Time magazine
“Crichton creates a series of fascinating dramatic situations that hold a reader’s attention right down to the last page.” — NPR (All Things Considered)