Dangerous fiction

Leggett, Jeremy
March 2005
New Scientist;3/5/2005, Vol. 185 Issue 2489, p50
The article focuses on various novels. Author Michael Crichton's stories have the power to shape people's view of the world. His books are bestsellers and his film scripts from West world to Jurassic Park guarantee box office success. His new novel "State of Fear," attacks global warming as a conspiracy. Crichton's new novel offers a window into that culture. It launches an assault on the scientific underpinnings of a problem many believe to be the single biggest threat to a livable future on the planet.


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