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The Andromeda Strain


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ISBN13: 9780061703157
ISBN10: 006170315x
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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 . . .

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Michael Crichton is best known for the novels Jurassic Park and State of Fear. He is also the creator of the television series ER. The first of his controversial novels was published while he was still in medical school.

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Gold Gato, August 3, 2013 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Here is the perfect summer read. A "popcorn" read, so to speak. Perfect for the beach or that porch swing, it provides suspense, disbelief, and finally a let's-sew-the-ending-up finale. Summer.

I was hooked with the first chapter, as the beginning takes us to a small Arizona hicktown (which, decades later, would now be a strip-mall suburb) and the innocent discovery of something that has fallen from the sky.

No! Don't go near it! No! Don't open it up! Run!

Crichton lost me a bit with his science and codes, but the whole setup, including the reason for the killer virus/bacteria/germ/whatever, kept me swinging on that porch, even as the sun tried to knock me off for cooler climes.

Book Season = Summer (remember what the Dormouse said)
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Crichton, Michael
by Michael Crichton
Science Fiction - General
Science fiction
General Fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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