State of Fear (Mass Market)

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State of Fear (Mass Market)

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In Tokyo, in Los Angeles, in Antarctica, in the Solomon Islands . . . an intelligence agent races to put all the pieces together to prevent a global catastrophe.

Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was the author of the bestselling novels The Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Sphere, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, Next and Dragon Teeth, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into forty languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He wrote and directed Westworld, The Great Train Robbery, RunawayLookerComa and created the hit television series ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.

Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as ten other books. He recently wrote the Earth 2: Society comic book series for DC Comics. Wilson earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as master’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He has published over a dozen scientific papers and holds four patents. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061782664
ISBN-10: 0061782661
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: April 28th, 2009
Pages: 816
Language: English

“Provocative and controversial. [Crichton] marries compelling subject matter with edge-of-your-seat storytelling.” — USA Today

“In STATE OF FEAR, Michael Crichton delivers a lightning-paced technopolitical thriller...every bit as informative as it is entertaining.” — Wall Street Journal

“Fascinating for how Crichton was trying to make the very absence of fear spooky.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“There’s no one else like him…a fast, fun read.” — Weekly Standard

“This is definitely one for the Christmas list.” — National Review

“He imparts science while entertaining readers.” — Denver Post

“STATE OF FEAR is a valuable education in the guise of entertainment. Do yourself a favor and buy it.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The thrills of Crichton’s latest are interspersed with fascinating facts and data. Perhaps his most serious and important book yet.” — Booklist

“STATE OF FEAR is Michael Crichton’s best.” — Bookreporter.com

“Michael Crichton’s new book will appeal to your inner techie.” — Washington Post Book World

“…this proves a pleasant way of learning a lot worth knowing.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

“…he understands science and how to separate fact from fiction. Impressive documentation.” — Washington Times

“Scary? You bet.” — People

“Crichton has written a book that deserves to be taken seriously.” — The New Yorker

“The king of the techno-thriller has once again given us a gripping, action-packed yarn.” — Birmingham Post

“Crichton knows how to craft a tale, one that keeps the reader turning the pages.” — Houston Chronicle

“STATE OF FEAR is replete with heart-pounding suspense.” — Albany Times Union

“You have to hand it to Michael Crichton; he knows how to tell a story.” — Wisconsin State Journal

“STATE OF FEAR is an exciting yarn.” — The Liverpool Daily Post

“In STATE OF FEAR Crichton weaves a stunning fiction around the issue of global warming.” — Australia Gold Coast Bulletin

“STATE OF FEAR grabs you from the start.” — The Weekend Australian

“A deftly crafted action/adventure novel.” — Pittsburgh Tribune

“STATE OF FEAR is the world’s first page-turner that people will want to read in one gulp.” — Montery County Herald

“A gripping techno thriller that…spares no expense when it comes to adventure, suspense and, ultimately, satisfaction.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“[A] snappy eco-thriller.” — Entertainment Weekly

“One of the real pleasures of Crichton’s books is their erudite polish.” — Slate

“For thriller fans, STATE OF FEAR is the perfect tonic for a weekend when you’re snowbound.” — The Ottowa Sun

“Cliffhanging action sequences.” — New York Times

“Fast-faced and a fun read. A breath of fresh air.” — The Vancouver Province

“Terrific fun.” — Daily Telegraph (London)

“A master. A connoisseur of catastrophe.” — Los Angeles Times

“An exciting story…in the hands of a master story-teller like Crichton, it’s good entertainment.” — Sunday Telegraph

“Definitely page-turning.” — Detroit Free Press

…Plenty of thrills, chills and spills. STATE OF FEAR is required reading.” — The Electricity Daily

“[Crichton’s] expert manipulation of tension pays off in page-turning dividends. Cunningly orchestrated mayhem.” — Express

“[Crichton’s] expert manipulation of tension pays off in page-turning dividends. Cunningly orchestrated mayhem.” — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Every bit as informative as it is entertaining. And it is very entertaining.” — Wall Street Journal

“Very enjoyable.” — The Evening Standard (London)

THE SANTA FE LITERARY FESTIVAL

Celebrating the power of story, the inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival will be an unforgettable weekend dedicated to a shared love and language of ideas. Collected Works Bookstore is thrilled to be the official bookstore of the Festival. 

Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, John Grisham, amongst others, will headline the festival, discussing their work with readings and book signings that set the stage for further inspired conversations.

NOTE: If you purchase a festival event ticket that is INCLUSIVE of the author's book, you will receive that book upon check-in for your event at the festival.

To order books by festival authors directly from CW, see below. Collected Works will be carrying a wide selection of books by all participating authors available for online pre-order and at the on-site festival bookstore May 20-23.

Purchase your tickets from the SF Literary Festival website here.

Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:

Margaret Atwood     Freddie Bitsoie     Sandra Cisneros

Lynn Cline     William deBuys     Ashley Ford

John Grisham     Roshi Joan Halifax     Joy Harjo

Anne Hillerman     Cheryl Alters Jamison     Craig Johnson

Asma Khan     Phil Klay      Jon Krakauer

Valeria Luiselli     Deborah Madison      Emily St. John Mandel

George R. R. Martin      James McGrath Morris     Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co. 

Carmella Padilla     Douglas Preston     Kirstin Valdez Quade

Bob Shacochis     Henry Shukman     Hampton Sides

Bryant Terry     Darryl Lorenzo Wellington     Colson Whitehead

Don Winslow     Lawrence Wright