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In The Terminal Man (1972), Crichton deals with another science-fiction theme, behavior modification through psychosurgery. Many of the same questions about the nature of technology and the capabilities and limitations of scientific specialists are raised in this tale about Harry Benson. Benson is injured in an automobile accident and surgeons implant electrodes in his brain in an attempt to prevent epileptic attacks that have been triggered due to the accident. Predictably, the mechanism fails, Benson goes berserk, and a team of scientists is faced with the task of tracking him down and rewiring or destroying him. Referring to Mary Shelley's Gothic novel, Crichton has stated that "I've always wanted to rewrite Frankenstein, and this is it." In his updating of the nineteenth-century novel about the consequences of misused science, the author includes many of the same techniques that appeared in The Andromeda Strain; the day-by-day structure, the use of...

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