Saturday, December 8, 2018

Five top thrillers about when technology betrays us

Ezekiel Boone is the internationally bestselling author of The Hatching, Skitter, and Zero Day. His latest novel is The Mansion.

At CrimeReads he tagged five top novels about when technology betrays us, including:
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Ah, hubris! What is it about human nature that as soon as we can do something, we go for it without thinking through the consequences? Crichton was the king of “what if?” fiction, and in Jurassic Park he’s got a good one: what if we could make dinosaurs come alive again? The book is a typical Crichton page turner, filled with mayhem, corporate espionage, extremely dumb decisions by extremely smart people, a reasonable number of people chomped by dinosaurs, and some surprisingly thoughtful inquiries into the question of whether or not humans can conquer nature and if we should even try.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Jurassic Park is among Shawn Pryor's five top books with giant monsters, Nicole Hill's five weird science stories in which nothing could possibly go wrong, Kat Rosenfield's ten worst traitors in fiction, Chuck Wendig's five books that prove mankind shouldn’t play with technology, Jeff Somers's top seven books that explore what might happen when technology betrays us, Damian Dibben's top ten time travel books, and Becky Ferreira's eleven best books about dinosaurs.

--Marshal Zeringue

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