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Book Review – State of Fear by Michael Crichton

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29th June 2017

I have debated whether or not to write a review for this book for some time. Prior to reading State of Fear, I had no idea that Michael Crichton was a climate change sceptic! So it came as a big surprise to me to see the supposedly good climate change scientists portrayed as the bad guys as the book progressed.

Whilst it’s cleverly written to convey Crichton’s climate change scepticism, I can’t recommend this book to others, purely because it flies in the face of what I believe this genre should be trying to achieve. Yet because Crichton’s name is so well know, you’ll find this book in cli-fi displays in bookstores, and on cli-fi reading lists. So this short review is more of a warning to alert other unsuspecting readers – if you don’t want to read a cli-fi novel that’s grounded in climate change scepticism, this book isn’t for you.

My debut children’s picture book, Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees, is about the need to protect bees from pesticide pollution. It can be purchased online here.

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