Synopses & Reviews
#1 New York Times
bestselling author Michael Crichton has been called "one of the great storytellers of our age,"* a master at seamlessly blending cutting-edge science and technology with spellbinding adventure. Now two of his most electrifying thrillers have been combined in one volume, to astonish and terrify a new generation of readers with brilliant and disturbing visions of the frighteningly possible.
The Andromeda Strain
A satellite sent into the outer fringes of space to "collect organisms and dust for study" falls back to earth, crash-landing in a desolate area of Arizona, twelve miles from the tiny town of Piedmont. The terror has begun . . .
The Terminal Man
The brain of a patient prone to violent, uncontrollable seizures has been implanted with experimental electrodes designed to soothe his homicidal impulses. But the doctors never dreamed hed learn to control the monitor inside his head. Now an unstoppable maniac is loose in an unsuspecting city.
About the Author
Michael Crichtons novels include Pirate Latitudes
, State of Fear
, 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 been made into films. He remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie and TV show at the same time.
Richard Preston is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees. Many of Prestons books have first appeared in The New Yorker. He has won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award, and he is the only person not a medical doctor ever to receive the Centers for Disease Controls Champion of Prevention Award for public health. He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.