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December 13, 2004

Michael Crichton has an answer to "The Day After Tomorrow"

And it's called "State of Fear."

Quoth Yahoo:

Now he's questioning global warming in his new thriller, "State of Fear," about eco-terrorists who plot a series of natural disasters — earthquakes, underwater landslides, a tsunami — to prove that global warming is a threat to humanity. A ragtag band of scientists and lawyers uncovers the scheme.

"State of Fear" sounds like a typical Crichton thriller, but this time he's using the novel as a platform, tacking on a five-page message stating his notion that the theory of global warming is speculative at best, and a 14-page bibliography of works supporting his views.

I don't have any views on the environment, other than that I think it's very nice. I WILL say that Crichton isn't just some pulp fiction novel writer: he used the proceeds from his first big hit, "The Andromeda Strain" to work his way through no less than Harvard Med School. Yowtch!

More here.

Crichton also did a little ditty about dinosaurs a while back. You probably missed it.

Posted by Dan at December 13, 2004 10:18 PM

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