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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.

Review:

"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)

Review:

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

Synopsis:

Michael Crichton does it again with "Prey, " a terrifying page-turner that masterfully combines the elements of a heart-pounding thriller with cutting-edge technology. Deep in the Nevada desert, surrounded by nothing but cactus and coyotes, a swarm of molecules--self-replicating, fast-evolving, and very predatory--threatens life itself.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780066214122
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
by Michael Crichton
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Nevada
Subject:
Molecular biologists.
Subject:
Artificial life.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
107-505
Publication Date:
20021125
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.22x6.60x1.24 in. 1.47 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780066214122 Reviews:
"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)
"Review" by , "Prey is irresistibly suspenseful. You're entertained on one level and you learn something on another."
"Synopsis" by , Michael Crichton does it again with "Prey, " a terrifying page-turner that masterfully combines the elements of a heart-pounding thriller with cutting-edge technology. Deep in the Nevada desert, surrounded by nothing but cactus and coyotes, a swarm of molecules--self-replicating, fast-evolving, and very predatory--threatens life itself.

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