In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—micro-robots—has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.
It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hou...more
Still a good book, but read Timeline or Jurassic Park first
It's me, not you. I was really into you in the beginning, but you lost me when you got too technical. That's when I lost my interest in you. There was no coming back from that. While I found your premise fascinating and terrifying at the beginning, after you lost me, the premise wasn't interesting to me anymore. This is purely me, and is not your fault. You see, I have an addiction to the Kate Daniels series. I was spending time with you while waiting for the buddy ...more
The last 2 I tried to read were Timeline and Prey. I couldn't even finish either one. The science was SOOO bad. I don't know if I've just gotten more sophisticated, or if he's jumped the shark, but I can't imag ...more
Well, what do ya know, those would have been the most horrible mistakes that I could have ever committed in my life. Well, never j ...more
Početak je obećavao. Događaje pratimo očima ...more
This was a very cloak and dagger type read. It was full of mysteries, and non-stop action! The lead character was a noble hero!! I don't think anyone could not root for him. But I am worried for the supporting characters... WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM!!!
The story was a little far fetched. But idk maybe it's something that could happen, all this technology getting better and better, more and more complicated EVERYDAY!!!
Kinda frightening when you think of it that way.. ...more
Overall the subject of the book was interesting and raises some questions about nanotechnology but the book itself was about average.
Here’s the plot: Somewhere in the Nevada desert, a hi-tech corporation has been experimenting with nanotechnology swarms. Of course, the little critters get loose and begin evolving into fierce predators. Jack Foreman, an expert in designing computer programs that mimic the behavior of swarming animals, is called in to deal with the swarm. Jack’s wife ...more
Because you see, when you write "Later I was able to see all this from the Camera footage" at the peak of life-n-death moments, there remains no imagination about the ending and it really ruins the book.
Nothing actually happens throughout the first half of a 500 page book other than a rabbit getting killed. Even after that it goes on to repeat a routine of "we have to go outside!...oh no!the bugs are coming!run inside!...one died" again and again. Finally it picks up just before it ends and lea ...more
I used to like Michael Chrichton (Juraissic Park, Disclosure) but hadn't read any in a while. Sadly, the poor writing quality kept jerking me out of what was otherwise a decent story. I don't know whether this is because his writing has gone downhill or my standards have just changed.
The premise is exciting enough (nano-robots gone rogue) but Chrichton keeps break ...more
The whole sci-fi aspect of nanobots is an intriguing one, and it certainly lends itself to the ideas of evolution and nature. The only "fault" with the book is, jeeze, there's a ton of science in it. Which isn't necessarily bad. He'll thr ...more
Swarms of nanoparticles imitate their hosts and create doppelgaengers that interact with real people. Yea right. Not that realism is a valid bench ...more
Better stick with the much better Crichton’s earlier novels.["br"]>
1. I know we need to know some of the basics about nano-technology but this seemed way too much. I've read Crichton before so I'm familiar with his way of teaching you a little, but maybe it was the subject matter I didn't care for. Mind wandering often.
2. Jack is not taking any of this serious enough. The swarms are killing people. They tell him to run, he asks why. They say the swarms are coming, he says just a minute. They ...more
Jack is dealing with raising the three children without his wife's input. He is offered a job on his wife's project and takes it, while she is in hospita ...more
Despite claims on the cover and the description, this book is not really about nanotechnology. It's about killer dust. The premise is that a computer programmer ...more
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