The Andromeda Evolution

by Michael Crichton, Daniel H. Wilson

On Sale: 11/12/2019

The Andromeda Evolution

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The Andromeda Evolution

by Michael Crichton, Daniel H. Wilson

On Sale: 11/12/2019


About the Book


Fifty years after The Andromeda Strain made Michael Crichton a household name—and spawned a new genre, the technothriller—the threat returns, in a gripping sequel that is terrifyingly realistic and resonant.

The Evolution is Coming.

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.

Critical Praise

The Andromeda Evolution is both a kick-ass sequel and a loving tribute to one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written. Daniel H. Wilson has taken up Crichton’s mantle and reinvented the techno-thriller, by continuing the tale that invented that genre. This is a meticulously crafted adventure story, packed with action, mystery, wonder, and just enough hard science to scare the hell out of you. So good!” — Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One

“Ingenious…. Wilson is a good choice for carrying the master’s work forward….The episodes set in outer space are particularly thrilling…. Would make Crichton proud.” — Washington Post

“Superb…. There’s a shock or a cliff-hanger every few pages, all rigorously controlled. Believe it or not, it’s even better than the original.” — Wall Street Journal

“Wilson has perfectly captured the suspense of the original.” — Newsday

“Compelling…. An infectious evolution of the Michael Crichton literary legacy…. The cast of diverse characters engage the head and heart as they struggle to save humanity, yet remain quite human …. Explodes with an unexpected, gripping, cinematic finale.” — USA Today

“An atmospheric and often terrifying roller-coaster ride with (literally) sky-high stakes that pays plenty of homage to The Andromeda Strain while also echoing the spirit and mood of Crichton's other works…. A thrilling and satisfying sequel to the 1969 classic.” — Kirkus, starred review

“Terrific…. Deftly blends science, suspense, and character interaction in a way that will be familiar to Crichton’s fans…. In every way, this is a wonderful sequel to a classic novel, written in the spirit of Crichton but in Wilson’s own powerful voice.” — Booklist, starred review

“Wilson confidently captures the voice of the late Crichton in this chilling sequel to the 1969 blockbuster The Andromeda Strain … [and] employs his expertise to add depth and credibility to the advanced technology the scientists use…. Fans of the original techno-thriller won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly

“An edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.” — Bookreporter


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062473271
  • ISBN 10: 0062473271
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 11/12/2019
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:36.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Technological
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure

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