The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

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"A military space probe, sent to collect extraterrestrial organisms from the upper atmosphere, is knocked out of orbit and falls to Earth. Twelve miles from the crash site, an inexplicable and deadly phenomenon terrorizes the residents of a sleepy desert town in Arizona, leaving only two survivors: an elderly addict and a newborn infant. The United States government is forced to mobilize Project Wildfire, a top-secret emergency response protocol. Four of the nation's most elite biophysicists are summoned to a clandestine underground laboratory located five stories beneath the desert and fitted with an automated atomic self-destruction mechanism for cases of irremediable contamination. Under conditions of total news blackout and the utmost urgency, the scientists race to understand and contain the crisis."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2017]
Edition: First Vintage books edition.
Copyright Date: ©1969
ISBN: 9781101974490
Branch Call Number: Fic Cric
Characteristics: 295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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DBRL_KrisA Aug 14, 2018

This book had lots of sciency science that made my head brain go ouch. But seriously, there's a lot of science and technology here, often hard to understand. Somehow, even with all that technical talk, Crichton still managed to keep it suspenseful. Surprisingly quick read. Still not sure I completely understand all the details, but I did enjoy reading.

CRRL_MegRaymond Jan 24, 2018

A government satellite falls in a small Arizona desert town. Soon, almost all of the residents are dead. What happened?

Aug 09, 2016

The start of a wonderful writing career for Michael Crichton, cut short far too early. While somewhat dated in today's terms this is still a gripping and interesting read. As always Crichton is meticulous in his research for his writing.

Nov 24, 2015

This book captivated me and I couldn't get my nose out of it until I finished the whole thing. It starts off slow, what with all the governmental agency talk and references to outdated communications methods...I was a little lost at first and almost gave up. I'm glad I didn't! It turned out great. I honestly couldn't predict what was going on before his characters did. Definitely going to be reading this one again.

Apr 16, 2014

Scientific thriller about a rogue satellite that falls in small town and brings with an entity that destroys the inhabitants of the town. A team of scientists is immobilized to try find what and how this 'bug' can be rendered harmless and builds an underground lab to handle such a problem. The question is : how do they keep the capule from contaminating the rest of the facility before all of mankind is killed. Much of the book is scientific using scientific jargon from computer printouts. Little dialogue. All in all worth your while because of the writer.

Dec 12, 2012

I enjoyed the book. I have not seen the movie (yet). I was fascinated until he spent half of the book just inside the lab, and then the last handful of pages undoing all the excitement and suspense at the very end.

Nov 10, 2012

He definite got better in his later books

Sep 16, 2012

drama (sci-non-fi) pretty cool stuff and for the time, out of this world. Easy to see where "Star Trek" gets some of it's idea's. Very scientific, very scary, very real.

Feb 18, 2011

Andromeda Strain
by Michael Crichton c - 2008 Reprint! ---- Mystery/Thriller/Sci-fi ---- The Book is excellent, the Movie however is not. Read the Book! ---- A space module/ type of craft that is made to collect possable free floating Bio-Organisms, does the job well. ---- Then returns to Earth in the wrong place and civilians fiddle with the craft and release what has been collected. ---- A Baby and a Wino survive. ---- Why? ---- Enjoy ! ---- RichardPaul

Oct 12, 2010

Great book - great movie. Still holds up quite well after forty years. Be warned - this book is a techno-thriller and moves at a much slower pace than Jurassic Park or some of Michael Crichton's other novels.


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