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The Andromeda Strain

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The Andromeda Strain
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A military satellite launched to collect organisms in the upper atmosphere comes down in Arizona. Within a few hours, almost everyone in a nearby town is dead. A team of scientists is assembled to investigate.
Authors: Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Crichton
Title: The Andromeda strain
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Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, c1988
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill., maps.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Summary: A military satellite launched to collect organisms in the upper atmosphere comes down in Arizona. Within a few hours, almost everyone in a nearby town is dead. A team of scientists is assembled to investigate.
Subject Headings: Arizona Fiction Extraterrestrial microorganisms Fiction Science fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
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Topical Term: Extraterrestrial microorganisms
Science fiction
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008. Andromeda strain. [1st ed.] New York : Knopf; [distributed by Random House], 1969 0224617907 (DLC) 69014731 (OCoLC)12231
ISBN: 9780307816412
0307816419
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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Apr 16, 2014
  • wilqser rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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
  • reitage rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • rahmmie rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

He definite got better in his later books

Sep 16, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 16, 2011
  • RichardPaul rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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 17, 2010
  • melbl8tr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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
  • RichardPaul rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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