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The Andromeda Strain

(1969)
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"This book recounts the five-day history of a major American scientific crisis. As in most crises, the events surrounding the Andromeda Strain were a compound of foresight and foolishness, innocence and ignorance. Nearly everyone involved had moments of great brilliance, and moments of unaccountable stupidity...."

Thus begins this extraordinary novel of the world's first space-age biological emergency.

The Andromeda Strain sets forth with almost documentary verisimilitude the unfolding story of "Project Wildfire" - the crash mobilization of the nation's highest scientific and medical resources when an unmanned research satellite returns to earth mysteriously and lethally contaminated.

Four American scientists, chosen in advance for their experimental achievements in the fields of clinical microbiology, epidemiology, pathology, and electrolyte chemistry, are summoned under conditions of total news blackout and utmost urgency to Wildfire's secret laboratory five stories beneath the Nevada desert. There - surrounded by banks of the most sophisticated computer-assisted equipment, and sealed off from the outside world except for a telecommunications link with the national security apparatus - they work against the threat of a worldwide epidemic to find an antidote to the unknown microorganism that has inexplicably killed all but two inhabitants (an elderly derelict and an infant) of the tiny Arizona town where the satellite was retrieved. Step by step they begin to unravel the puzzle of the Andromeda Strain, until, terrifyingly, their microbacterial "adversary" ruptures the hypersterile seal of the laboratory and their already desperate search for a biomedical answerbecomes a split-second race against an atomic deadline.

With its narrative force, its scientific detail, its suspense - as four brilliant individualists work together under ultimate pressure - this novel makes real for the reader the real world of today's science and medicine at the top-secret levels of the Science-Space-Military high command.

The author is a trained scientist. Newspaper stories from NASA that have appeared since the completion of the manuscript read like details from The Andromeda Strain...

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 1-4352-9863-2 / 978-1-4352-9863-7 (USA edition)
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-8124-1506-X / 978-0-8124-1506-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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November 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Andromeda Strain (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 1-4177-7978-0 / 978-1-4177-7978-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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September 1992 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-613-03299-3 / 978-0-613-03299-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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March 1997 : UK Hardback
Title: The Andromeda Strain (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-7089-8937-3 / 978-0-7089-8937-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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February 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: The Andromeda Strain (Eagle Large Print)
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-7927-1882-8 / 978-0-7927-1882-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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May 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 1-56849-066-6 / 978-1-56849-066-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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June 1993 : USA Turtleback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-606-14154-5 / 978-0-606-14154-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 1969 : UK Hardback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-224-61790-7 / 978-0-224-61790-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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May 1969 : USA Hardback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-394-41525-6 / 978-0-394-41525-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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1969 : UK Hardback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-7126-5915-3 / 978-0-7126-5915-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 1-101-97449-4 / 978-1-101-97449-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-06-170315-X / 978-0-06-170315-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-06-113756-1 / 978-0-06-113756-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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October 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-06-054181-4 / 978-0-06-054181-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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June 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-345-41898-0 / 978-0-345-41898-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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October 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-09-931951-9 / 978-0-09-931951-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 1994 : USA Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain (Paragon Large Print)
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-7927-1881-X / 978-0-7927-1881-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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February 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-345-90225-4 / 978-0-345-90225-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-09-942765-6 / 978-0-09-942765-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books
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September 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-345-37848-2 / 978-0-345-37848-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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April 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: Andromeda Strain (Firecrest Books)
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-85997-976-8 / 978-0-85997-976-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Firecrest Books
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August 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-330-30492-5 / 978-0-330-30492-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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May 1980 : UK Paperback
Title: Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-586-05045-0 / 978-0-586-05045-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1976 : UK Paperback
Title: The Andromeda strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-552-10099-4 / 978-0-552-10099-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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July 1971 : UK Paperback
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-552-08440-9 / 978-0-552-08440-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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May 1970 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Andromeda Strain, The
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-440-10199-9 / 978-0-440-10199-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 1-5012-1666-X / 978-1-5012-1666-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 1-5012-1668-6 / 978-1-5012-1668-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 1-5012-1667-8 / 978-1-5012-1667-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-7393-1225-1 / 978-0-7393-1225-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Price-less
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August 1994 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-679-43789-4 / 978-0-679-43789-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 1993 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0-679-43114-4 / 978-0-679-43114-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author(s): Michael Crichton
Publisher: Vintage
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