Synopses & Reviews
In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface of the water, a huge vessel is discovered resting on the ocean floor. It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old.
But even more fantastic—and frightening—is what waits inside . . .
“Ingenious and beguiling.”
“Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Sphere may be Crichtons best novel, but even if it ranked only second or third, it would be a must for suspense fans.”
A classic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton, Sphere is a bravura demonstration of what he does better than anyone: riveting storytelling that combines frighteningly plausible, cutting edge science and technology with pulse-pounding action and serious chills. The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination, Sphere is Crichton prime—truly masterful fiction from the ingenious mind that brought us Prey, State of Fear, and Jurassic Park.
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.