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Harper Collins, Nov 11, 2003 - Fiction - 507 pages
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In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horriblywrong. A cloud of nanoparticles -- micro-robots -- has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.

It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolvingswiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.

Every attempt to destroy it has failed.

And we are the prey.

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Wonderful book. completed in one stretch feels like time is not enough.

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I flew through this book - I had not picked up a book that I could literally breeze through in quite some time, so this was really nice for a change. Michael Crichton, as always, does a very good job of telling an interesting story while still teaching his readers. It's a story about a computer program that is used for purposes beyond what it was designed for and what happens when it gets out of hand. The main character must try and solve this problem while dealing with the people around him becoming affected. 

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Michael Crichton (1942—2008) was the author of the groundbreaking novels The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, and Next, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He was the director of Westworld, Coma, The Great Train Robbery and Looker, as well as the creator of ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.

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