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.