The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

Book - 1969
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"Relentlessly suspenseful...A hair-raising experience." THE PITTSBURGH PRESS The 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....
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1969
ISBN: 9780345378484
0345378482
Branch Call Number: FIC CRICH
Characteristics: 286 p

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talktimereader
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.

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rmring93
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 It starts off slow, what with all the governmental agency talk and references to outdated communications methods...I was a little lost at first and almost gave up.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.

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wilqser
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.

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reitage
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.

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rahmmie
Nov 10, 2012

He definite got better in his later books

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bstudent
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.

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RichardPaul
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

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melbl8tr
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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Feb 18, 2011

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