State of Fear

by Michael Crichton

eBooks of the Month Science Fiction

LoveReading View on State of Fear

Big ecological blockbuster, long and slow to start where Mr Crichton indulges in intellectual arguments on global warming, fascinating stuff. The action doesn’t really hot-up until two-thirds hrough, then it doesn’t let up.

 

Comparison: Bill Napier, David Gibbins, Dan Brown (non-religious).

Similar this month: Michael Cordy, John Courtenay Grimwood.

Sarah Broadhurst

State of Fear Synopsis

In Paris, a physicist dies after performing a laboratory experiment for a beautiful visitor.

In the jungles of Malaysia, a mysterious buyer purchases deadly cavitation technology, built to his specifications.

In Vancouver, a small research submarine is leased for use in the waters of New Guinea.

And in Tokyo, an intelligence agent tries to understand what it all means.

Thus begins Michael Crichton’s exciting and provocative techno-thriller State of Fear. Only Crichton’s unique ability to blend scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction could bring such disparate elements to a heart-stopping conclusion.

This is Crichton’s most wide-ranging thriller. State of Fear takes the reader from the glaciers of Iceland to the volcanoes of Antarctica, from the Arizona desert to the deadly jungles of the Solomon Islands, from the streets of Paris to the beaches of Los Angeles. The novel races forward on a roller-coaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear. Gripping and thought-provoking, State of Fear is Michael Crichton at his best.

State of Fear Press Reviews

'The pages whip by. Does exactly what you want the prose in a thriller to do' Telegraph

'Crichton's new novel is an environmental adventure of truly global proportions. Intelligent, readable and guaranteed to get the grey matter going' Mirror

'An exciting story. In the hands of a master story-teller like Crichton it's good entertainment and he has certainly informed the debate by presenting his arguments so clearly' Sunday Telegraph

'A page-turner…this is an action-packed read concerning a Machiavellian global-warming scam' Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9780007459940
Publication date: 01/08/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)

ISBN: 9780007181599
Publication date: 06/12/2004
Publisher: Harper Collins
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ISBN: 9780007459940
Publication date: 1st August 2005
Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
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About Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. Crichton graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, researching public policy with Jacob Bronowski. Crichton's first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. Now one of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been translated into thirty-six languages, and thirteen have been made ...

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