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State Of Fear

written by Sudheer Satyanarayana on 2011-06-18

State Of Fear is techno thriller novel by Michael Crichton. The book was released in the year 2004. I read it a couple of weeks ago.

The book was gripping and fast paced. Throughout the nightly reading sessions, I kept on turning the pages. Global warming is the central topic of the novel. The character, John Kenner asserts the fact that global warming doesn't exist at all. The protagonist and others travel to places like Antartica and Africa to avert catastrophes conspired by eco-terrorists.

In addition to the story, you will also find

Two appendices A personal afterword by the author Twenty page bibliography Graphs Footnotes referring to real scholarly literature All these rather fancy things, give you a feeling as though you are reading a science text book. Not a bad publication style for a science fiction. Don't you think?

Reviews That Put Down The Author And The Novel Review by Gregory Mone on Popular Science Article about the novel on Union of Concerned Scientists Article by Philip Ball on Nature The list is endless. A lot scientists have lambasted Crichton's State Of Fear. Conclusion The novel is definitely entertaining. When you read a science fiction, or any fiction for that matter, just don't assume them as facts. Having said that, I still like Crichton's work. Haven't we all enjoyed the book and the movie Jurrassic Park? The Lost World? Anyone recall Rising Sun? How about Twister, The Great Train Robbery, The Andromeda Strain?