At B & N Reads Somers tagged seven books that explore what might happen when technology betrays us, including:
Jurassic Park, by Michael CrichtonRead about the other books on the list.
It’s a tale as old as time: Man figures out how to clone dinosaurs, dinosaurs turn around and eat man. The idea that there are things mankind was not meant to investigate is an ancient one, that has served as the basis for horror novels since time immemorial. Jurassic Park updates this concept of forbidden knowledge and the rotten fruits it yields with the slick idea of cloning dinosaurs from residual DNA traces—with predictably horrific results. If only people would stop thinking cloning is merely incredibly creepy and realize it could also knock us all down a notch on the food chain.
Jurassic Park is among Damian Dibben's top ten time travel books and Becky Ferreira's eleven best books about dinosaurs.