The Science of Michael Crichton


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.

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