The Andromeda Evolution

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HarperCollins Publishers, Nov 14, 2019 - Fiction - 384 pages

Fifty years after The Andromeda Strain made Michael Crichton a household name – and spawned a new genre, the technothriller – the threat returns, in a gripping sequel that is terrifyingly realistic and resonant.

THE EVOLUTION IS COMING

In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe – designated the Andromeda Strain – came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. A team of top scientists worked valiantly to save the world from an epidemic of unimaginable proportions. In the ensuing decades, research on the microparticle continued. And the world thought it was safe....

Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance has continued to watch and wait for the Andromeda Strain to reappear. And now, a Brazilian terrain-mapping drone has detected a bizarre anomaly of otherworldly matter, bearing the tell-tale chemical signature of the deadly microparticle.

With this shocking discovery, a diverse team of experts hailing from all over the world is dispatched to investigate the potentially apocalyptic threat. But the microbe is growing – evolving. And if the team can’t reach the quarantine zone, enter the anomaly, and figure out how to stop it, this new Andromeda Evolution will annihilate all life as we know it.

‘A meticulously crafted adventure story, packed with action, mystery, wonder, and just enough hard science to scare the hell out of you. So good!’ Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One

‘Wilson invokes the best of [Crichton’s classic novel], and updates everything with terrific flair’ Mail Online

‘Does a good job of mixing hard science and thrills’ The i

‘Satisfyingly amplifies the original’ Financial Times

Would make Crichton proud” Washington Post

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User Review  - nyiper - LibraryThing

I had my moments with this...not sure if I was going to keep reading...but I'm very glad I did! The author succeeded in pulling it all together and it really was nicely science-fiction-ey...I HOPE! Now I should go back and re-read The Andromeda Strain. Read full review

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User Review  - breic - LibraryThing

It doesn't compare to the best Crichton, but probably matches his weaker books. At times, with its over-the-top enthusiasm, it reminded me of a Crichton/Scott Sigler hybrid. The first half focuses on ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was the author of the bestselling novels The Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Sphere, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, Next, and Dragon Teeth, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into forty languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films.

Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel, Robogenesis, as well as ten other books. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.