In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. 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 evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.
Every attempt to destroy it has failed.
And we are the prey.
As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton'smost compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence—in a story of breathtaking suspense. Prey is a novel you can't put down.
Because time is running out.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - R.E.Stearns - LibraryThing
I don't usually leave negative reviews, but for a Crichton story this was deeply disappointing. The science is tolerable, the plot dragged me through to the end, but my gods... The protagonist was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Meredy - LibraryThing
Six-word review: Clumsy, amateurish ending cancels suspenseful excitement. Comments: The premise, essentially that of AI entities run amok, is a strong one. The social issue is a significant one and ... Read full review