Next: a novel
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.
The future is closer than you think.
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|Grouping Author||crichton michael|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-14 00:19:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-14 00:43:20AM|
|author2-role||Baker, Dylan., Findaway World, LLC., Playaway Digital Audio., Recorded Books, LLC.|
|available_at_catalog||Annex, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids|
|collection_catalog||Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Hermitage - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
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.
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print, Playaway, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||006222719, 9780060872984, 9780060873035, 9780060873165, 9780061750328, 9780062227195, 9781440705458|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, Large Print Book, Playaway|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Crichto, Fiction Crichto Large Type, PLAYAWAY Fiction Crichto|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Annex, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000277220|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollins Publishers,|c2006.|431 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000277221|Large Print|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperLuxe,|c2006.|629 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., ils:CARL0000408714|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio ;|c2009.|1 sound media player (12 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:93c39ba9-67a6-4e14-aa64-9ea5effb8dd1|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Genetics -- Fiction, Mutation (Biology) -- Fiction|
|title_display||Next : a novel|
|title_full||Next, Next : a novel / Michael Crichton, Next [sound recording] / Michael Crichton, Next [text (large print)] : a novel / Michael Crichton|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Fiction, Genetics, Mutation (Biology), Thriller|