The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.
Two years later, seventeen satellites are sent into the outer fringes of space to collect organisms and dust for study. One of them falls to earth, landing in a desolate area of Arizona. Twelve miles from the landing site, in the town of Piedmont, a shocking discovery is made: the streets are littered with the dead bodies of the town's inhabitants, as if they dropped dead in their tracks. ---------- This work also contained in: - [The Andromeda Strain / Terminal Man](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL46874W) - [The Great Train Robbery / The Andromeda Strain](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL24159635W) - [Rising Sun / The Andromeda Strain / Binary](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL23658811W)
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Andromeda is a 2-book series with 2 primary works first released in 1962 with contributions by Michael Crichton, Zé Burnay, and 2 others.
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I am not sure how I feel about this book. The whole thing was super engaging and interesting except the resolution... and that left a terrible feeling towards this book. Not sure why it was wrapped up so quickly or without any real resolve. Too bad.
Enjoyable, if a tad over-scientific. I didn't enjoy it as much as other Crichton novels I've read, I think because his story-telling skills weren't highly developed at this point. I didn't dislike it, but I wouldn't recommend it.