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Next Tekijä: Michael Crichton
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Next (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2006; vuoden 2006 painos)

Tekijä: Michael Crichton (Tekijä)

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Fiction. Science Fiction. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:

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.… (lisätietoja)

Jäsen:JonReisfeld
Teoksen nimi:Next
Kirjailijat:Michael Crichton (Tekijä)
Info:Harper (2006), 448 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):****
Avainsanoja:sci-fi

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 168) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
exciting start to finish, incl good commentary on genetic legislation. tbc ( )
  Zedseayou | Jan 30, 2024 |
9-13
  gutierrezmonge | Feb 15, 2023 |
Probably not the best introduction to Crichton, but an interesting read nonetheless.

It may seem like a cynical book at first, but it highlights issues that may be closer to reality than we would like to think. Maybe it is because I read this during Covid, but the idea of corporations vying for possession of genes or characteristics tied to an individual for profit does not seem that far fetched of a scenario in today's world. Much like the inevitability of AI genetic engineering will be part of the future, and is something we need to start thinking about and planning for sooner rather than later so people can still have autonomy over their own bodies. Because let's face it, a medical company would absolutely try to get legal authority over peoples' cells for monetary gain regardless of the moral speculation. This book is clearly well researched, which made exploring some of the themes even more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, it suffers from way too many character perspectives. So interesting pathways or not explored or cluttered from just trying to keep up with multiple plot lines and characters. Maybe this should have been a collection of short stories. Some good ideas here and there, but I did find myself getting lost at moments trying to figure out what was going on each chapter. Some I felt like could have been emitted from the book entirely without taking away anything from the book. ( )
  Ciraabi | Aug 13, 2022 |
The concept of this book is fantastic. And you can tell that it was heavily researched to make the science as accurate as possible (as Crichton always does).
However the writing of the book is where it falls shorts. It often seemed very scattered and although stories between characters were meant to intertwine, that wasn't done well.
If the idea of a story about genes and tissues excited you I'd still recommend reading the book. But go in knowing the style of writing isn't the best. ( )
  kayfeif | Aug 2, 2022 |
One of Crichton's weakest. ( )
1 ääni Audacity88 | Jun 2, 2022 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 168) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
All science fiction has some element of titillation — a strategy of taking known facts and stretching them to the limits of credulity, for the purposes of both entertaining and enlightening. But Crichton seems intent on confusing his readers, pummeling them with a barrage of truths, half-truths and untruths, until they have no choice but to surrender. As one of the author’s numerous stand-ins warns a naïve interlocutor, “Disinformation takes many forms.” Here, finally, Crichton has a point that should be heeded.
 
''Next'' would be a narrow, uninteresting book if its sole point were to condemn such tactics as transgressive. Instead Mr. Crichton moves far beyond questioning the morality of such experiments and acknowledges that they happen. His whole thriller-tutorial boils down to one troubling question, asked about each freakish breakthrough described here: Now what? Since ''Next'' is one of Mr. Crichton's more un-put-downable novels, the reader may experience some frustration. It's tempting to stop and look up each of the genetic, legal and ethical aberrations described here in order to see how wild a strain of science fiction is afoot. Save a step. Just believe this: Oddity after oddity in ''Next'' checks out, and many are replays of real events. ''This novel is fiction, except for the parts that aren't,'' Mr. Crichton writes, greatly understating the book's scary legitimacy.
 

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Our bodies are our individual property. In a sense, bodily ownership is the most fundamental kind of ownership we know. It is the core experience or our being.

That is why when an individual donates tissue to a doctor of a research study, is is not the same as donating a book to a library. It never will be. If the doctor or his research institution wishes later to use tht tissue for some other purpose, they should be required to obtain permission for this new use. And so on, indefinitely.

Because the descendants of a dead person share his or her genes, their privacy is invaded if research is done, or if the genetic makeup of the dead person is published. The children of the dead person may lose their health insurance simply because contemporary laws do not reflect contemporary realities.
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Fiction. Science Fiction. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:

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.

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