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The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton
The Andromeda Strain
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3.00 10
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781101974490 (1101974494)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it
Great premise and I love that it's bio hard science fiction, a sub-genre of which I wish there were more shining examples. Especially given recent advances in genetics, neuroscience, and prostheses, I feel as though there are lot of questions related to the intersection of science and society that t...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
1.0 Andromeda Strain - audiobook
Wow. What can I say about this book? It was soooo boring. So much scientific jargon, military times and reports, stuff that I think I could have glossed over if I was doing the reading. But, listening to the audiobook, the narrator reads every word and I can't really skip over them. I will admit I l...
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
3.0 The Andromeda Strain ★★★☆☆
Put together the most meticulous plans and bring together several brilliant and creative minds, but still nearly come to disaster through mistaken assumptions and mechanical and human errors, and be likewise saved by random leaps of logic and mechanical and human errors. Perhaps the most fun part of...
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...
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