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  • Published: 6 October 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099319511
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

The Andromeda Strain



Five prominent biophysicists give the United States government an urgent warning: sterilzation procedures for returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. Two years later, Project Scoop sends seventeen satellites into the fringes of space in order to 'collect organisms and dust of study'. Then a probe falls to the earth, landing in a desolate area of northeastern Arizona. A little while later, in the nearby town of Piedmont, bodies are discovered heaped and flung across the ground, faces locked in frozen surprise. The terror has begun. . .

  • Published: 6 October 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099319511
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Michael Crichton

Date: 2003-05-13
Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. He is also a film director and the creator of the hit television series ER.

Date: 2013-08-06
Born in Chicago in 1942, Michael Crichton first trained as a doctor before going on to become one of the most successful writers in the world. In 1994 he achieved a feat unmatched by any other writer: by having simultaneously a number one TV series, book and movie with, respectively, ER (which he created), Disclosure and Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, on its release the highest-grossing film of all time. He also directed several movies, including The Great Railway Robbery with Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland. His high-concept thrillers were international bestsellers, and in total his books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.

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Praise for The Andromeda Strain

Science fiction, which once frightened me because it seemed so far-out, now frightens me because it seems so near. The Andromeda Strain is as matter-of-fact as the skull-and-crossbones instructions on a bottle of poison -- and just as chillingly effective.

Life

Terrifying...One of the most important novels of the year.

Library Journal

He had me convinced it was all really happening.

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times

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