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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.

Praise For…


“NEXT is one of Mr. Crichton’s more un-put-downable novels. Its emphasis is on excitement.”

“[Crichton’s] in top form with NEXT....There’s a lot to like and to scare you.”

“[NEXT] is a tribute to Crichton’s storytelling skill...the docmentation he sprinkles throughout the narrative teases us with speculation.”

“NEXT is a romp and a potboiler...a blockbuster science thriller...an entertaining read.”

“Under Crichton’s imaginative scrutiny, body-part theft, the extinction of blonds and transgenic experiments...all loom on the horizon.”

“His plot, involving a score of main characters and a dozen different strands, defies summary but is completely brilliant.”

“[Crichton] invites a mass audience irresistibly into some of the Most Important Conversations We’re Not Having.”

“Crichton creates a series of fascinating dramatic situations that hold a reader’s attention right down to the last page.”

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

“Crichton has created a series of vivid, thought-provoking morality plays, presenting key questions engendered by genetic research.”

“Crichton’s latest techo-thriller raises fascinating ethical questions.”

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

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

“As entertaining as anything he has written since Jurassic Park.”

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

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

“A cracking pace...fast-moving plot with highly detailed research.”

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

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

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

“It is devilishly clever...thoroughly enjoyable.”

“Crichton sets up mind-boggling scenarios. The pace and intrigue last to the final page.”

“A complex and credible extension of present reality into the realm of the imagination. A highly readable novel.”

“NEXT is a page-turner, natuarlly; deft and dashing, eminently professional. ”

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

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

“A cracking dark tale about biotechnology and transgenics. Epic in style.”

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

“Wonderful...NEXT’s a regular romp.”

“Provocative and entertaining.”

“NEXT is populated with blood-pressure-raising villains who will keep you turning the pages.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060873165
ISBN-10: 0060873167
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: November 13th, 2007
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: Harper Fiction