The Andromeda Strain

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 14, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a captivating thriller about a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism, which threatens to annihilate human life.
 
Five prominent biophysicists have warned the United States government that sterilization procedures for returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. Two years later, a probe satellite falls to the earth and lands in a desolate region of northeastern Arizona. Nearby, in the town of Piedmont, bodies lie heaped and flung across the ground, faces locked in frozen surprise. What could cause such shock and fear? The terror has begun, and there is no telling where it will end. 

 

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User Review  - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing

Just a quick reread as it had been about fifteen years. This is lots of fun and shows off Michael Crichton's skills at making some pretty wonky science entertaining. The 1960's era computer stuff is pretty eye-opening for those too young to recall the Dark Ages. Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Finding out that this was Crichton's first novel colored my opinion of the book. As a first novel, it's pretty dern good. If he had been an accomplished author at the time, I would have found the book ... Read full review

Contents

The Noon Conference
Crash
Routine
The Midnight Conference
Spread
The Analysis
Topeka
Evaluation

Piedmont
An Unusual Process
Directive 712
Flatrock
Stage I
Decontamination
Wildfire
The Conference
Level V
Miscellaneous
Main Control
Autopsy
Recovery
Willis
The Seal
Scared to Death
The Test
Three Minutes
Resolution
The Last
Epilogue
References
About the Author
Books by Michael Crichton
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About the author (2012)

Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.

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