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.
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.
It took me a long while to finish this book which didn't unfold as excitingly or overwhelmingly as Michael Crichton’s earlier novels. And it doesn’t seem as finished. It’s full of fragmented storylines and too many characters in flat
..." personalities which you can't even neither recognize them from one another nor remember what they’ve done in previous chapters. However, I still very much enjoyed Michael Crichton's preaching as usual. And it's fun and thrilling to read all those episodes about the possibilities of where the genetic engineering will eventually lead us to. It would be quite lonely being in this unethical real world without the company of Mr. Crichton. And I’m starting to miss him now. Continua...Nascondi
A very different type of novel by Michael Crichton. It enters into a realm that can be quite scary considering the unknown possibilities or consequences. It is clear that whatever rules and regulations are introduced into society there will always
..." be some who will want to experiment either for money,curiosity, or prestige. We have, however, entered a world of research never entered before and no amount of legislation will prevent some from trying the weird and extreme experiments. A good read.Continua...Nascondi