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« on: December 16, 2004, 07:56:41 PM »

Anyone else digesting the new Michael Crichton- State of Fear?  Any takes on his theory on global warming?  Only about half way through this latest book but it is enjoyable so far.  I found Prey to start out well but run out of steam ... Surprisingly enough, for someone that likes sci-fi and fantasy, I thought Airframe was a great book.  

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004, 08:11:15 PM »

Yeah, I finished it and Prey last week.

The one thing that struck me about Fear, was the action plotline really reminded me of a Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt book.

I enjoyed the book as whole, with my only complaint being that the book itself seemed like a serilalized version of his speeches he has given over the past couple of years about the same sbject. IE Global warming/Enviromentalism is treated as a religion, and as science is pretty much junk.

BecauseI feel the same way, I probably enjoyed a heck of a lot more than a believer would, I assume.

Since you are only half way throught it, I won't spoil the ending. However, when you get done, I bet you will be wondering who one of the characters is based on, being how Crichton dealt with him :twisted:


One more thing, you read Prey. Did the style and theme of the book remind you of Richard Matheson's  I am Legend?

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004, 08:59:05 PM »

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Michael Crichton-start out well but run out of steam ...


I wholeheartedly agree!  :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004, 09:42:10 PM »

The only responses I've seen by climate scientists:

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php?p=74
http://www.realclimate.org/index.php?p=76#more-76
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2004, 10:36:55 PM »

My favorite author.  This one's under the tree for me, I'll be reading it soon enough.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2004, 03:14:31 AM »

I have not read I am Legend.  What is it?  Sounds familiar...

About 3/4 through Fear now and loving it.  I am - shocked - by some of his asertations concerning the "State of Fear" and how we are manipulated by the media.  I mean if you have half a brain you know it's true.  But when I read that section (the crazy professor) it was like someone dumped a gallon of cold water down the back of my shirt.  

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2004, 04:23:50 AM »

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I have not read I am Legend.  What is it?  Sounds familiar...


Post-apocalyptic vampire tale.  Basis for The Omega Man.  A really slick little book.
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