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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.

Praise For…

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062227195
ISBN-10: 006222719X
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 5th, 2013
Pages: 431
Language: English