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Crichton, Michael, 1942-

Following on from the bestselling 'Prey' and 'State of Fear', Michael Crichton's novel is set to repeat the winning formula established by 'Jurassic Park': to identify future trends in science and imagine the most astonishing - and terrifying - possibilities that they hold for mankind

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction.
Published London: Harper, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0007241003, 9780007241002
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 505-512).
Note: Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2006.
Physical Description: 512 p. ; 18 cm.
Subject: Discoveries in science Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.7
Interest Level: UY
Points: 16
Quiz Number: 220015

Author note

After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Crichton embarked on a career as a writer and filmmaker, whose credits include 'The Andromeda Strain', 'Westworld', 'Jurassic Park', 'Rising Sun', 'Prey' and 'State of Fear' and the TV series 'ER'. He has sold over 150 million books which have been translated into thirty-six languages; twelve have been made into films. He is only person to have had, at the same time, the number one book, movie and TV show in the United States. He is married and lives in Los Angeles.


The Number One international bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Congo and Sphere blends fact and fiction to create a near-future where genetic engineering opens up a whole new world of terrifying, page-turning possibilities.

Is a loved one missing body parts?Are blondes becoming extinct?Has a human already cross-bred with a monkey?

We live in a GENETIC WORLD. Fast, frightening - and potentially VERY lucrative. There are designer pets; a genetic cure for drug addiction; a booming market in eggs and sperm. But is there also a talking ape in Borneo? Has a 'master' gene for controlling others been found? Could an innocent man and his family be hunted cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes .

Are you ready for what comes NEXT in Michael Crichton's stunning new thriller?


Praise for 'Next':

'A wonderful farrago, energetically stirring up a lot of scientific, medical, business and legal issues. marvellous.' Evening Standard

'A satirical black-comedy thriller. Crichton writes likes Tom Wolfe on speed. completely brilliant. Crichton's treatise on how breakthroughs in genetic science have been hijacked by science is anything but dull. top form.' Daily Mail

'One of the most reliable purveyors of brain-engaged fiction at work today. he is too good a writer not to nail us. diverting stuff.' Daily Express

'Crichton has certainly done his research. his alarm is hard to dispute. compelling. extremely funny.' Sunday Times

'Be very afraid. expertly blending science fact with fiction, Crichton sets up mind-boggling scenarios where doctors, lawyers, scientists and big business play God. the pace and intrigue last to the final page.' News of the World

'"Next" is 'The Da Vinci Code' with smarts. Own up, your guilty pleasure holiday reading awaits.' SFX

'Gripping' Zoo

'If you're curious about the world of genetic engineering, this is the novel for you. thought-provoking and at times frighteningly real, 'Next' is a demanding but enjoyable read.' Woman

'A satiric polemic. a convincing and scary warning from Crichton' Sunday Times