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The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969.

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ISBN 9781101974490
Barcode 9781101974490
Published 24 January 2017 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Crichton, Michael
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ISBN-13 9781101974490
ISBN-10 1101974494
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 24 January 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Crichton, Michael
Category Adventure / Thriller
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 218g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Science fiction, Suspense fiction, Arizona, Fiction, Microbial contamination
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 989852

Description of this Book

Relentlessly suspenseful...A hair-raising experience. THE PITTSBURGH PRESSThe 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....

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Michael Crichton and <i>The Andromeda Strain Compulsive reading. . . . [Crichton] has perfected the fusion of thriller with science fiction. <i>Los Angeles Times Canonical. <i>The Atlantic</i> A reading windfall compelling, memorable, superbly executed. . . . Achieves something important. <i>The New York Times</i> The master of the high-concept technothriller. . . . [Crichton] has a knack for plotting at megahertz speed. <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> <i>The Andromeda Strain</i> invented a new genre, the technothriller. . . . [Crichton] could make most readers lose sleep all night and call in sick the next day. <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>

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Author's Bio

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 40 languages and adapted into 15 films.

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