The Andromeda Strain by Michael CrichtonThe Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The Andromeda Strain

byMichael Crichton

Mass Market Paperback | October 28, 2008

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The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.

Two years later, seventeen satellites are sent into the outer fringes of space to "collect organisms and dust for study." One of them falls to earth, landing ina desolate area of Arizona.

Twelve miles from the landing site, in the town of Piedmont, a shocking discovery is made: the streets are littered with the dead bodies of the town's inhabitants, as if they dropped dead in their tracks.

The terror has begun . . .

Michael Crichton's novels include Pirate Latitudes, Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He is also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, he has sold over 150 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen have be...
Title:The Andromeda StrainFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 0.86 inPublished:October 28, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006170315X

ISBN - 13:9780061703157

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from It sucked It sucked
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Page Turning A satellite lands in the desert near the small southern Utah town of Piedmont. Within hours, everyone in the town is dead. Piedmont is a virtual ghost town. As the US government assembles a team of doctors and scientists to investigate, the race is on to find out what killed everyone in the town. Although The Andromeda Strain was written in 1969, I think it was far ahead of its time. So much so, that while reading it, it is not hard to imagine the events taking place today. Like most of his books, Crichton writes about things that could possibly happen, and in recent years we have seen how mysterious viruses can spread. Like all of his books that I have read, I couldn’t put this book down. In fact I read it in 33 hours. I think that helped to keep the tension of what the characters were going though in the book. However I did find the characters to be mostly forgettable. And Even though Crichton uses a lot of technical jargon, as he usually does, it doesn’t hamper the understanding or slow the narrative down, until, however; the end which I thought was anticlimactic. This is an exciting fast paced novel that will have you turning the pages to find out what will happen next. Story **** Characters *** Readability **** Overall rating ****
Date published: 2009-11-21