Tuesday, 10 December, 2002

Prey, by Michael Crichton

I've long been a fan of Michael Crichton's work, but most of his recent novels have left me cold.  His new book, Prey, reverses that trend in a big way.  The subject:  nanotechnology.  A company working on nanobot surveillance technology for the Army releases a swarm of the critters into the wild.  They evolve quickly, and soon come to see humans as prey.  It's a frightening tale, and told in much the same way that made Jurassic Park such a captivating story.  The central theme is one of my favorites:  the unintended consequences of new technologies.  It's a great read.  Highly recommended.