Micro: A Novel

Paperback | February 5, 2013

byMichael Crichton, Richard Preston

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In the vein of Jurassic Park, this high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company—only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Michael Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

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In the vein of Jurassic Park, this high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company—only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vi...

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In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead, covered in ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot.In the lush forests of Oahu, trillions of microorganisms are being discovered, feeding a search for priceless drugs.In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students are recruited b...

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. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator ofER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of his death in 2008, Crich...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:February 5, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062227181

ISBN - 13:9780062227188

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Micro I read the book with awe at yet another if not the last example of Michael Crichton magic. The plot was a breathtaking romp through another science fiction wonderland. His imagination will be missed!!
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book. Great read. I will miss this author. One of the greatest.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thought provoking I rather enjoyed this one, but I have no idea who wrote what. Preston picked up somewhere along the line. I don't know whether Crichton would have finished it in the same way. It seems to be open for a sequel, but with Crichton having passed away, I would totally disagree any sequel should be written. However the story line itself I found to be very thought provoking and read well into the night. Micro would probably make an excellent movie for Spielberg.
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should have dropped Crichton's name For Crichton fans, which I am one, there is nothing which can be said to stop you from reading this. You will read it and see that there was a really neat idea there, but he never had a chance to write the whole story. It shows. The leap of faith in the science is no different than many of his other works, but there is an inconsistency in the 'micro' world that makes it not believable. It felt like watching a bad B-move from the 60s If you are a casual reader of Crichton, go read any of his other books first. It will be time better spent and you will appreciate him more than if you read this.
Date published: 2013-04-04