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The Andromeda Strain

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Published by Vintage on 2017-01-24
Paperback: $15.95
FICTION / Science Fiction, FICTION / Thrillers, FICTION / Technological


In this bestselling classic, four scientists race to prevent a biochemical disaster after a space probe landing goes awry.

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. But the Andromeda Strain proves different from anything they’ve ever seen—and what they don’t know could not only hurt them, but lead to unprecedented worldwide catastrophe.
(Paperback (Reprint), 2017-01-24)
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ASIN: 1101974494
ISBN: 9781101974490
EAN: 9781101974490

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PRAISE FOR MICHAEL CRICHTON AND THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN 'The Andromeda Strain invented a new genre, the technothriller. . . . [Crichton] could make most readers lose sleep all night and call in sick the next day.' ? San Francisco Chronicle '[Crichton is] one of the great storytellers of our age.' 'Newsday 'Science fiction, which once frightened because it seemed so farout, now frightens because it seems so near. The Andromeda Strain is as matteroffact as the skullandcrossbones instructions on a bottle of poison? and just as chillingly effective.' ? Life '[An] intelligent pageturner.' ? The Washington Post Book World '[Crichton] is a master at blending edgeofthechair adventure with a scientific seminar, educating his readers as he entertains them.' ? St. Louis PostDispatch 'Relentlessly suspenseful. . . . A hairraising experience.' ? The Pittsburgh Press

'Filled with guttightening tension.' ? San Antonio ExpressNews 'The Andromeda Strain, a terrifying novel of biophysics, will leave you thinking Crichton was a visionary. Thirty years before researchers discovered the effects of microorganisms, Crichton predicted a virus just as deadly. . . . This one haunts you for years.' ? The Huffington Post

MICHAEL CRICHTON THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN Michael Crichton was a writer, director, and producer, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. One of the most recognizable names in literature and entertainment, Crichton sold more than 200 million copies of his books, which have been translated into forty languages and adapted into fifteen films. www.michaelcrichton.com

BOOKS BY MICHAEL CRICHTON fiction The Andromeda Strain The Terminal Man The Great Train Robbery The 13th Warrior (previously published as Eaters of the Dead) Congo Sphere Jurassic Park Rising Sun Disclosure The Lost World Airframe Timeline Prey State of Fear Next Pirate Latitudes Micro (with Richard Preston) nonfiction Five Patients Jasper Johns Electronic Life Travels

THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN MICHAEL CRICHTON VINTAGE BOOKS A Division of Penguin Random House LLC New York

for A.C.D., M.D. who first proposed the problem FIRST VINTAGE BOOKS EDITION, JANUARY 2017 Copyright ? 1969 by Centesis Corporation All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, and distributed in Canada by Random House of Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 1969. Vintage and colophon are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The CataloginginPublication Data is on file at The Library of Congress. Vintage Books Trade Paperback ISBN: 978- 1- 101- 97449- 0 eBook ISBN: 978-0-307-81641-2 www.vintagebooks.com Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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