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The 10 Best Science Thrillers Ever Written: Jon Land’s Picks

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So my latest Caitlin Strong thriller, Strong to the Bone, is heavily based in science, particularly bio-engineering, after clinical trials for a groundbreaking anti-rejection drug go horribly wrong. That results in bad guys, really bad guys, ending up in possession of what could be the ultimate weapon. So I got to thinking about the genesis of thrillers at least reasonably grounded in scientific principals, and I came up with a list of books to which I can only hope Strong to the Bone, to be published on December 5, 2017 by Forge Books, will be compared favorably. The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton What can I say? This is the grandfather of the entire genre by the man who practically invented…

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Jurassic World delivers tyrannosaurus-sized thrills and chills

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Let me get this straight right here and now: I am not watching those dinosaurs jump out at me in IMAX 3-D. Not going to happen. But it will happen for millions of people when Jurassic World, the latest in the popular sci-fi action/thriller series, opens in movies theaters across America on Friday. In the film, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio and thousands of innocent people become a massive smorgasbord for all manner of man-eating dinosaurs that have been brought to life by scientists in a lab. And movie-goers around the country will squirm, flinch, cringe and scream as they watch helplessly to find out who’s going to live…and who’s going to become lunch. While I’ve enjoyed all…

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