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ISBN13: 9780061015724
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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, 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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"Prey is irresistibly suspenseful. You're entertained on one level and you learn something on another." The New York Times Book Review

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"Now, I could be really mean and point out that lines such as "I read confusion on her face" and "I left the room, feeling odd" have no business being in any book, even a manifestly commercial genre novel, but Crichton is not an author to be evaluated on the poetry of his sentences....He's a terrible writer, but we do learn a lot about algorithms and systems here. And how many novels can you say that about?" Adrienne Miller, Esquire (read the entire Esquire review)

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Crichton's "page-turning triumph" ("Detroit Free Press") is now in paperback. Deep in the Nevada desert, an experiment goes horribly wrong as a cloud of self-sustaining nanoparticles escapes from the laboratory. They have been programmed as predators and mankind is the prey.

Synopsis:

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horriblywrong. 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 evolvingswiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.

Every attempt to destroy it has failed.

And we are the prey.

About the Author

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Timeline, Prey, and State of Fear. He is also the creator of the television series ER.

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Mangacraze16, November 10, 2010 (view all comments by Mangacraze16)
He tells it like it is. He doesn't spare the reader's sensitivity. It is an amazing thriller. But frightening, I couldn't read this book at night.

Warning: Profuse amounts of swearing, f-word used like sprinkles on a cupcake. If you can't deal with swearing and nano particles, this book is not for you, but if you can deal, read it! It is amazing!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061015724
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
Avon
Author:
by Michael Crichton
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Nanotechnology
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
108-102
Publication Date:
20031111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.85x4.20x1.17 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 544 pages Avon Books - English 9780061015724 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Prey is irresistibly suspenseful. You're entertained on one level and you learn something on another."
"Review" by , "Now, I could be really mean and point out that lines such as "I read confusion on her face" and "I left the room, feeling odd" have no business being in any book, even a manifestly commercial genre novel, but Crichton is not an author to be evaluated on the poetry of his sentences....He's a terrible writer, but we do learn a lot about algorithms and systems here. And how many novels can you say that about?" (read the entire Esquire review)
"Synopsis" by , Crichton's "page-turning triumph" ("Detroit Free Press") is now in paperback. Deep in the Nevada desert, an experiment goes horribly wrong as a cloud of self-sustaining nanoparticles escapes from the laboratory. They have been programmed as predators and mankind is the prey.

"Synopsis" by , In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horriblywrong. 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 evolvingswiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.

Every attempt to destroy it has failed.

And we are the prey.

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