State of Fear
The "Crichton effect" -- this term has come to signify the distinctive blend of fear, fantasy, and authentic cutting-edge science driving the blockbuster novels of Michael Crichton. Hailed as "the father of the techno-thriller", Crichton boasts an impressive history of global bestsellers -- from... show more
The "Crichton effect" -- this term has come to signify the distinctive blend of fear, fantasy, and authentic cutting-edge science driving the blockbuster novels of Michael Crichton. Hailed as "the father of the techno-thriller", Crichton boasts an impressive history of global bestsellers -- from The Andromeda Strain to Jurassic Park to Prey -- that explore the frightening possibilities of breakthrough research led astray by abuse and corruption. Drawing on his past as a Harvard Medical School student and his ongoing study of the world of technology, Crichton's gripping fiction is grounded in scientific fact culled from the latest academic journals.
Publish date: 2005
Pages no: 717
Edition language: English
This is a hard one to review, I'm going to spew a lot of words. I'm going to hide them behind spoiler tags so that my review will read better. This is a fictional book about climate change. Specifically, it's a fictional book that purports climate change to be fictional as well. DISCLAIMER: [s...
This one I'm not too sure about. Coming off of the high I got from Timeline I was expecting much more. There was still the element of "fact" and action, with a little romance thrown in. This one is all about global warming and whether it's a "thing" or not. A whole bunch of science jargon and argume...
State of Fear is part sci-fi, part thriller, part essay on environmentalism. There was some good and some bad in this novel. Philanthropist George Morton is planning on donating a large sum of money to an extreme environmentalist group until he learns about their methods, and gets more information a...
3.5 starsI can’t believe that I am sitting here thinking about this review while Hurricane Sandy’s imminence is being trumpeted just outside my door.Makes you think…..The story itself is about global warming. It’s a cautionary tale really. On the one hand you have some radical environmentalists/ s...
A real eye-opener, unless you already suspect or are one of the sheep being led to slaughter - a good story and great book.
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