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.
About the Author
Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. His novels include Next, State of Fear, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number-one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of Crichton's death in 2008, he was well into the writing of Micro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.
Richard Preston is an internationally acclaimed best-selling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees. Many of Preston's books have first appeared in The New Yorker. He has won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award, and he is the only person not a medical doctor to receive the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award for public health. He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.
Praise for Next…
“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 thriller...an 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)