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Mass Market Paperback | October 28, 2008

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Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, comes an astounding, eye-opening look at the world of genetics as it’s happening now, told as only Michael Crichton can tell it, with lightening fast pacing and thrilling chases.

Welcome to our genetic world. Fast, furious, and out of control. This is not the world of the future—it’s the world right now. 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 an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that worry us? There’s a new genetic cure for drug addiction—is it worse than the disease?

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; test our spouses for genetic maladies and even frame someone for a genetic crime. 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...

Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.

Michael Crichton?s novels include Pirate Latitudes, Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He is also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, he has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen have be...
Title:NextFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1.26 inPublished:October 28, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060873167

ISBN - 13:9780060873165

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read I loved this book, very fast paced and interesting concept
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Concept is a bit of a stretch
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Crichton Crichton takes on genetic engineering and patents.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not his best This was not his best novel, but I have to admit, I had to continue reading to the end to see how things turned out.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OK... Compared to other Crichton books, I would say this was just OK.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ovaltine? I was like the excited kid in The Christmas Story; instead of using my decoder pen to unravel some great mystery, I was entranced by Michael Crichton's new work, turning page after page, only to be very disappointed with the end result.
Date published: 2008-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disapointing! Very slow, too many loose ends, or characters whose story was pointless. I was expecting great things, and I loved his other novels, but this one just plain sucked. An absolute waste of my time.
Date published: 2008-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent !! This book is a must read if you are into biotechnology and wonder how it could potentially affect our world !! Have fun !!!
Date published: 2008-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Next is impossible to keep down! One of Crichton's best novels. This book takes the reader into the complex world of genetic research within an entertaining narrative. Every page made you want you want to see what happened next. I wonder if there is a gene that genetically promotes reading. Beautiful how Crichton intermingles hardcore research with fluid prose. Strongly recommended as it will open your eyes to a brave but scary new world.
Date published: 2007-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep you on the edge of your seat. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat. I need to know what was going to happen next. I read this book in less then 2 days. It was an excellent read.
Date published: 2007-12-18

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“NEXT is populated with blood-pressure-raising villains who will keep you turning the pages.”