If you’re a Michael Crichton fan and want to learn more about fact versus fiction in his science thrillers, this is the book for you. The Science of Michael Crichton: An unauthorized exploration into the real science behind the fictional worlds of Michael Crichton (edited by Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D.), is a collection of essays written by scientists in which they analyze the science Crichton used in his tales.
Chapter titles include:
- Virtual reality and man-made interface in Disclosure and The Terminal Man (written by Ray Kurzweil)
- Primate behavior and misbehavior in Michael Crichton’s Congo
- We still can’t clone dinosaurs
Other chapters investigate The Andromeda Strain, State of Fear, Next, Prey, and Timeline.
This is part of a series of books called “Science of Pop Culture,” which also includes The Science of Dune: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert’s Fictional Universe.