Micro: A Novel by Michael CrichtonMicro: A Novel by Michael Crichton

Micro: A Novel

byMichael Crichton, Richard Preston

Paperback | February 5, 2013

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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.

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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Title:Micro: A NovelFormat: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 Amazing A fantastic story-line. Really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too bad this is his last book Micro is one of the books that shows Michael Crichton again ahead of his time. Well written as always, engrossing and terrifying. Why? Because at the time this book was published, micro weapons were just a dream.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crichton's last is pretty good Crichton's last stab at SF, Next, was terrible so I did not expect much here. Instead, while even a bit more unbelievable scientifically than Jurassic Park, this novel packed a solid punch of action, thrills, death, and surprises. I will try not to spoil anything here, but basically a crooked entrepreneur has developed a way to shrink things (including humans) down to 1/100 of scale. When a group of newly hired science students discover his crooked ways, he tricks them into stepping into the "shrinking" machine and tosses them into the wild jungles of Hawaii. Then the story roars into top gear as relatively harmless centipedes and ants become monstrous creatures from another planet to the shrunken humans as they fight to get back into their full size bodies. Warning: they don't all make it, and the descriptions of some of their deaths are both gruesome and natural as Crichton draws on real life insect habits and science to describe what happens to them.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic One of my favourite Crichton novels. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Last Crichton This is similar to Jurassic Park in a lot of ways
Date published: 2017-01-18
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