A Novel

by Michael Crichton

On Sale: 02/05/2013


A Novel

by Michael Crichton

On Sale: 02/05/2013


About the Book

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.

Critical Praise

“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 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)

“Crichton addresses complex contemporary issues...into thrilling reads.” — Newsweek

“Crichton has created a series of vivid, thought-provoking morality plays, presenting key questions engendered by genetic research.” — Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“Crichton’s latest techo-thriller raises fascinating ethical questions.” — Christian Science Monitor

“A compulsively readable beach book about the dawn of the biotech revolution.” — National Review

“You realize what [Crichton]’s fictionalizing could be happening now, not “Next.” And that’s what makes it all so terrifying.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“As entertaining as anything he has written since Jurassic Park.” — Dallas Morning News

“Read this book. It’s enough to scare the DNA out of you.” — Baton Rouge Advocate

“NEXT will frighten, worry and amuse you, and keep you thinking long after its final words are read. Highly recommended.” —

“A cracking plot with highly detailed research.” — Sunday Telegraph (Australia)

“The writing is mentally sharp, with vignettes that make you wonder if you are reading satire or simply mild exagerration.” — Houston Chronicle

“A satirical thriller that will have bookworms glued to their armchairs.” — Denver Post

“(Crichton) is one of the most reliable purveyors of brain-engaged popular fiction at work today.” — Sunday Express (London)

“It is devilishly clever...thoroughly enjoyable.” — Aberdeen Press & Journal [Scotland]

“Crichton sets up mind-boggling scenarios. The pace and intrigue last to the final page.” — News of the World (UK)

“A complex and credible extension of present reality into the realm of the imagination. A highly readable novel.” — South China Morning Post

“NEXT is a page-turner, natuarlly; deft and dashing, eminently professional. ” — Daily Telegraph (London)

“[Crichton’s] latest is in genetics and his literary success is assured.” — Mail on Sunday

“[Crichton] is a punchy, modern storyteller. NEXT is a popular thriller worth serious reading.” — Adelaide Advertiser

“A cracking dark tale about biotechnology and transgenics. Epic in style.” — Birmingham Post (UK)

“(Crichton) carouses through the landscape of scientific development, presenting one frightening possibility after another. Michael Crichton isn’t for scaredybabies.” — Daily News

“Wonderful...NEXT’s a regular romp.” — Evening Standard (UK)

“Provocative and entertaining.” — Calgary Sun

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


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062227195
  • ISBN 10: 006222719X
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 02/05/2013
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Horror
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
  • BISAC6 : FICTION / Animals
  • BISAC7 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Crime & Mystery
  • BISAC8 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC9 : FICTION / Thrillers / Technological
  • BISAC10 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense

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