Prey is a techno novel first published in November 2002. Like Jurassic Park, the novel serves as a cautionary tale about developments in science and technology; in this case, nanotechnology.

The book features relatively new advances in the computing/scientific community, such as artificial life, emergence (and by extension, complexity), genetic algorithms, and agent-based computing.


Minor charactersEdit

  • Ellen - Jack's sister from out of town. She takes care of his kids while he is in Nevada and believes Julia is on stimulants.
  • Don Gross - Jack's former boss, who fired Jack.
  • Gary - Jack's lawyer.
  • Maria - Jack and Julia's cleaning lady.
  • Annie - Jack's headhunter.
  • Carol - Julia's assistant.
  • Mary - Ricky's wife.
  • Tim Berman - The man that took over Jack's job.