The Andromeda Evolution

The Andromeda Evolution

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle--designated The Andromeda Strain--killed every resident of the town of Piedmont, Arizona, save for an elderly man and an infant boy. Over the next five days, a team of top scientists assigned to Project Wildfire worked valiantly to save the world from an epidemic of unimaginable proportions. In the moments before a catastrophic nuclear detonation, they succeeded. In the ensuing decades, research on the microparticle continued. And the world thought it was safe... Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance has continued to watch and wait for the Andromeda Strain to reappear. On the verge of being shut down, the project has registered no activity--until now. A Brazilian terrain-mapping drone has detected a bizarre anomaly of otherworldly matter in the middle of the jungle, and, worse yet, the tell-tale chemical signature of the deadly microparticle. With this shocking discovery, the next-generation Project Wildfire is activated, and a diverse team of experts hailing from all over the world is dispatched to investigate the potentially apocalyptic threat. But the microbe is growing--evolving. And if the Wildfire team can't reach the quarantine zone, enter the anomaly, and figure out how to stop it, this new Andromeda Evolution will annihilate all life as we know it."
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062473271
Characteristics: xiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Crichton, Michael 1942-2008


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Dec 03, 2019

My expectations were too high for this pseudoscience fiction, almost not worth reading. Clumsy writing and ridiculous formulaic plot made me skim faster to reach the conclusion. I suggest rereading the first book, a scifi classic.

Nov 16, 2019

Fifty years after the "Andromeda Strain," humankind must face another iteration of this ongoing and mysterious First Contact. What is the nanoparticle, and what will its next evolution be? Daniel Wilson takes up the mantle, and delivers a very Chrichton-esque punch; homage to the environmental terror of "Congo," the plot twists of "Prey," and even intrigue involving the International Space Station (hints of "Moonraker??") contribute to the effect.


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