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Crichton, Michael | Next | Signed First Edition Copy
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NEXT by Michael Crichton

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. 2006 NY: HarperCollins ISBN 9780060872984
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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 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. 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.

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5 of 5 June 6, 2018
Reviewer: J. OREY from CULVER, OR United States  
Book arrived in perfect condition with a beautiful signature

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5 of 5 Genetic Sci-fi That May Not Be Sci-fi for Long November 2, 2010
Reviewer: Nikki C. from TX United States  
As genetics was always a favorite subject of mine in college, I was drawn to this book like a moth to a porchlight. Crichton delivers scientific accuracy blended with the perfect recipe of fiction to bring this story to life. A foretelling of what may lie ahead in our discoveries and experimentation with genetics and bioengineering, this book really gets your imagination exploring the possibilities of just how far we could and should go.

Crichton fast-forwards us into the future of genetic engineering and touches on several points surrounding the controversies of such. Of the science fiction thrillers I've read from Crichton, Next seems to be the book that is the closest to our "next" step in picking apart and manipulating the human genome under claims of "bettering mankind" True or false? You decide!

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