Best-selling author Michael Crichton talks with Audible's publisher Beth Anderson about his latest book, State of Fear. In this interview, Crichton explains how he came to rethink common wisdom about global warming. In the three year process of writing and researching the book, Crichton witnessed firsthand how difficult it can be to unearth scientific truth in a heavily politicized atmosphere. He warns against fanaticism and explains why a healthy skepticism is imperative in these fearful times. Listen to our exclusive interview Michael Crichton and learn the real story behind State of Fear.
Producer: Kerry Donahue
Post-Production Engineer: Gil Hova
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"Thought provoking and entertaining"
The interviewer asked well-conceived questions, not the usual biographical trivia of a magazine (how many pets do you have?). It was interesting to hear how Mr Crichton came upon his intial subject, and how during subsequent research his opinions and conceptions of even larger issues were changed. I highly recommend listening to this interview before or after reading the book "State of Fear", or simply for its entertaining and thought provoking insight on how Mr Crichton develops a new book.
A very informative and balanced interview with Michael Crichton on his book "State of Fear", but it really goes much deeper than that. Insight is given into how the book came about and also the life decision and conclusions that Crichton arrived at after 3 years of his own intense research. Highly recommended!!
"A great post reading interview"
This is a nice summary of Crichton's motivations in writing this book. Short and sweet.
"Great perspective on the environment."
This is a free interview on his controversial view of global warming. It's smart, scientific, enlightening and entertaining.
It was interesting. You got to hear more about the book & why he wrote it.
Yes - I like his novels.
Well, this was an interview - there was no narrator. I thought the interviewer did a good job though.
Michael Crichton makes you think, and the interviewer asked pertinent, intelligent and relevant questions. I have listened to the interview again, because it has a lot to it.
"Crichton is a genius!"
I admire MC probably more than any author or person in the world! His insights in technology and consequences are unsurpassed! I enjoyed this interview!
"A clear thinker"
Such a tragedy he died so young. That he was ostracized for contending that it is pure hubris to make policy based on predictions of the state of a complex, chaotic system 100 years+ in the future shows how dysfunctional and politicized the soft sciences have become. His observation that religion is arguably an anthropological need that many satisfy with fundamentalist attitudes toward environmentalism is a devastating critique that is, of course, dismissed out of hand by those to whom it applies because that's what religious zealots do when their core beliefs are questioned.
"Every scrap of interview with him is a treasure!"
With MC gone from this earth, this is true, even of the somewhat mediocre bits.
I enjoyed this interview it was cool to hear the authors thoughts. I'd like more of these if we could.
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