Michael Crichton: Three Complete Novels: The Andromeda Strain; The Terminal Man; The Great Train Robbery Hardcover – Mar 1 1993
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Interesting too were the "futuristic" devices that the author predicted in the book. Some of them or variants of them are in fact available now, small implantable batteries for pacemakers that can last for years for one. In other cases, what is available is actually better. At the time of the action of Terminal Man, the now ubiquitous CAT scan had only just begun to appear as cutting edge technology in it's first generation form called the ACTA scan. The MRI, if it existed at all, was probably still in experimental form if not still on the drawing board. The concept of what might more easily be described as a brain "defibrillator" which is surgically implanted to stop intractable seizures is now being attempted as a course of treatment. They have also been tried as a treatment depression. Most interesting is the notion of interfacing living tissue with computer wires to effect behavior-in Crichton's book violent behavior-is now being done successfully according to recent information in Scientific American-in the latter case muscular movement.Read more ›
Buy this if you haven't read these books, but if you have then just find a Crichton you haven't read.
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This is a great bundle and with it, you save $ by buying all three. IF you haven't them I recommend reading the Great Train robbery. That one is the best out of all three.Published on Dec 19 2002 by Erica Ford
This is a great package comprising all of Crichton's best novels. All are packed with adventure and action!Published on April 22 2002