Here's a taste:
Have you been tracking the science of genetics for the last 15 years, watching it, seeing what's going on, and building a portfolio?
Actually, you know it's odd, I was very interested in it at the time of Jurassic Park, which now to my astonishment, was 15 years ago. But then I lost track of it a bit, so to return is to have this odd sense of coming into a world where so many things that were fictional 15 years ago are now taking place.
Next challenges the reader's sense of what is happening, what is true and what is invented. How much of what's in the book has already taken place?
It's odd but nearly everything in the book has already happened, or is about to happen. The book does look to the future a bit, particularly with regard to some transgenic animals that become important characters. But for the most part Next is not really speculative fiction at all.
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