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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 or 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 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. Get used to it.

Performed by Dylan Baker

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Praise for State of Fear:

'dense with cliffhangers and chases and derringandndash;do ... Crichton knows how to write a thriller of cyclonic speed and intensity. Certainly one of the more unusual novels of the year for its highandndash;level mix of education and entertainment, with a decidedly daring contrarian take, this takeandndash;noandndash;prisoners consideration of environmentalism wrapped in extravagantly enjoyable pages is one of the most memorable novels of the year and is bound to be a #1 bestseller' Publishers Weekly

'Michael Crichton delivers a lightning technopolitical thriller... every bit as informative as it is entertaining' Wall Street Journal

'One of our most gifted popular novelists, Crichton specializes in cuttingandndash;edge science fused with suspense. Crichton's fecund imagination and considerable storytelling talent have brought pleasure to millions. A master. A connoisseur of catastrophe' Los Angeles Times

'The thrills of Crichton's latest are interspersed with fascinating facts and data. Perhaps his most serious and important book yet' Booklist

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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 the same species? Human 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 w

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Michael Crichton is best known for the novels Jurassic Park and State of Fear. He is also the creator of the television series ER. The first of his controversial novels was published while he was still in medical school.

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ISBN:
9780060873097
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Read by:
Baker, Dylan
Read:
Baker, Dylan
Author:
Baker, Dylan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Mutation (Biology)
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General Fiction
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Suspense fiction
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Audiobooks
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Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20061128
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.94x5.02x1.57 in. .66 lbs.
Media Run Time:
660

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"Synopsis" by , Praise for State of Fear:

'dense with cliffhangers and chases and derringandndash;do ... Crichton knows how to write a thriller of cyclonic speed and intensity. Certainly one of the more unusual novels of the year for its highandndash;level mix of education and entertainment, with a decidedly daring contrarian take, this takeandndash;noandndash;prisoners consideration of environmentalism wrapped in extravagantly enjoyable pages is one of the most memorable novels of the year and is bound to be a #1 bestseller' Publishers Weekly

'Michael Crichton delivers a lightning technopolitical thriller... every bit as informative as it is entertaining' Wall Street Journal

'One of our most gifted popular novelists, Crichton specializes in cuttingandndash;edge science fused with suspense. Crichton's fecund imagination and considerable storytelling talent have brought pleasure to millions. A master. A connoisseur of catastrophe' Los Angeles Times

'The thrills of Crichton's latest are interspersed with fascinating facts and data. Perhaps his most serious and important book yet' Booklist

"Synopsis" by , 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 the same species? Human 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 w
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