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Micro

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Micro - Michael Crichton, Richard Preston, book reviewSince my early teens I have been a fan of Michael Crichton – most of my adult reading life. I have always looked forward to his novels, and was deeply saddened to hear of his death in 2008. Yet since then there have been two new Crichton novels published – Pirate Latitudes, discovered completed on his computer after his death, and the recent Micro, which was around a third completed and has been finished by Richard Preston, based on Crichton’s outline and notes.

Prior to his death, Crichton described Micro as “an adventure story like Jurassic Park”. Set in Hawaii, it follows six graduate students as they visit a company called Nanogen which is promising them jobs using advanced technology and research methods.

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Timeline

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Timeline -  Michael Crichton, book review“The purpose of history is to explain the present – to say why the world around us is the way it is. History tells us what is important in our world, and how it came to be.”
Michael Crichton, “Timeline”

Deep in the French countryside around the Dordogne, a group of historians led by Yale University’s Professor Edward Johnson are hard at work excavating the remains of a castle and its associated settlement from the fourteenth century. The work is progressing well, although the project’s sponsors, an American technology company, are pushing for results faster than they satisfactorily supply them.


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