How does the shrinking work in Michael Crichton's book Micro?
December 31, 2013 11:00 AM Subscribe
There's a Michael Crichton book (technically finished based on his notes) called Micro. It is about a group of people who get shrunk to miniscule size and are attacked by mundane wildlife.
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That's what I've gathered from reading the back cover, googling and flicking through on the shelves. I'm not at all interested in reading the book, but I'm very curious how they explain the shrinking.
I associate Michael Crichton with science that is at least superficially plausible, but shrink rays are particularly difficult to justify ("Oh my no, that would require extremely tiny atoms") so it's given me a brain-itch.
If anyone who's read the book could share what techno-babble is used to explain the shrinking, I'd be grateful.