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The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton
The Andromeda Strain
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"Relentlessly suspenseful...A hair-raising experience."THE PITTSBURGH PRESSThe United States government stands warned that sterilization procedures for returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. When a probe satellite falls to the earth two... show more
"Relentlessly suspenseful...A hair-raising experience."THE PITTSBURGH PRESSThe United States government stands warned that sterilization procedures for returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. When a probe satellite falls to the earth two years later, and lands in a desolate area of northeastern Arizona, the bodies that lie heaped and flung across the ground, have faces locked in frozen surprise. The terror has begun....
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345378484 (0345378482)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Sushicat
Sushicat rated it
3.5 When it all comes back...
The premise: Scientists have warned of the danger that a returning space probe might bring back a living organism from space. Protocols and facilities have been put place to deal with such an issue - if and when it arises. Now they will be tested. Having been written half a century ago, the books sh...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 The Andromeda Strain
It opens with an "acknowledgments" page claiming the "book recounts the five-day history of a major American scientific crisis." That crisis? Microbes from a crashed space probe wipe out a small town in Arizona, and team "Wildfire" is assembled to identify it and find a cure. A lot of the writing is...
Barbara's Booky Blog
Barbara's Booky Blog rated it
4.0
This reads like a true story and even the acknowledgements in the front by the author imply that it's based on a true story but some of the author blurbs on the back call it great fiction. So I'm confused but either way, it's a rather scary book with a realistic possibility with all the space probi...
susanw610
susanw610 rated it
I saw the movie then read the book. Loved both and although you can see that the technology is dated, it is the story that holds you. With all of the new viruses we are learning about, SARS, HIV, et al it makes you wonder, hmmmm.
narfna
narfna rated it
3.0 The Andromeda Strain
It's really interesting to read this now that a) I'm older, and b) I've read some of Crichton's later works. The Andromeda Strain is an extremely tight, plot-focused thriller, with almost no concerns about character or human emotion. It was also an interesting choice on Crichton's part to write the ...
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