Prey

by Michael Crichton

November 25, 2002 | Hardcover

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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,Preytakes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence—in a story of breathtaking suspense.Preyis a novel you can't put down.

Because time is running out.

Format: Hardcover

Published: November 25, 2002

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0066214122

ISBN - 13: 9780066214122

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Prey

Prey

by Michael Crichton

Format: Hardcover

Published: November 25, 2002

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0066214122

ISBN - 13: 9780066214122

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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,Preytakes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence—in a story of breathtaking suspense.Preyis a novel you can't put down.

Because time is running out.

About the Author

Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator ofER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of his death in 2008, Crichton was well into the writing ofMicro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.

Richard Preston is the internationally bestselling author of eight books, includingThe Hot ZoneandThe Wild Trees. He is a regular contributor toThe New Yorker. He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.

Editorial Reviews

“Michael Crichton has written some of America’s most fantastic novels.”