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Next

78.6% complete
2006
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Never (or unknown...)
Discoveries in science - Fiction
Genetics - Fiction
Mutation (Biology) - Fiction
Suspense fiction
95 chapters
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Copyright © 2006 by Michael Crichton
No dedication.
Vasco Borden, forty-nine, tugged at the lapels of his suit and straightened his tie as he walked down the plush carpeted hallway.
May contain spoilers
That gave Henry a chill.
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Added: 19-May-2023
Last Updated: 19-May-2023

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 28-Nov-2006
HarperCollins
Hardback
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Date Issued:
28-Nov-2006
Format:
Hardback
Cover Price:
$27.95
Pages*:
415
Internal ID:
23232
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-060-87298-5
ISBN-13:
978-0-060-87298-4
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Lucy Albanese - Cover Design
Jonathan Exley - Photographer
Will Staehle - Jacket Design
Front flap:

TALKING CHIMPANZEE REPORTED IN JAVA
A Group of Tourists in Indonesia Swear They Were Abused by a Talking Ape in the Jungles of Borneo...

NEXT


SCIENTISTS ISOLATE "MASTER" GENE
A Genetic Basis for Controlling Other People?

NEXT


NEW TRANSGENIC PETS ON HORIZON
Giant Cockroaches, Permanent Puppies,
Industry Hard at Work

NEXT


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 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?

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 to 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...

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.

(CONTINUED ON BACK FLAP)


Back flap:

(CONTINUED FROM FRONT FLAP)


Next challenges our sense of REALITY and notions of MORALITY.  Balancing the COMIC and the BIZARRE with the genuinely FRIGHTENING and DISTURBING, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals SHOCKING new choices where we least expect.

THE FUTURE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.


MICHAEL CRICHTON, is best known for the novels Jurassic Park and State of Fear.  He is also the creator of the television series ER.  The first of his controversial novels was published while he was still in medical school.
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Author(s)

Michael Crichton  
Birth: 23 Oct 1942 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death: 04 Nov 2008 Los Angeles, CA, USA

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