Just thought you might be interested..Michael Crichton was on Charlie Rose last night(Monday). He spent the first twenty minutes talking about his newest novel, Next, and most of the rest of the hour on Global Warming. He touched a little on stem cell research during the interview,too. You can watch the entire show online here..http://www.charlierose.com/Crichton is an interesting guy, I like how he thinks.I like THAT he thinks.. know what I mean? I'm considering reading this new book of his. I think it's mostly about the commercialization of genetic engineering. He writes a good story and although it's fictional, the guy knows his science.