THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN
What if a virus not of world was suddenly introduced into our biome?
“The rock, for its part, is not even aware of our existence because we are alive for only a brief instant of its lifespan. To it, we are like flashes in the dark.”
― Michael Crichton, The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain is two parts science, one part thriller. The story unfolds carefully - in typical Crichton fashion - and allows for deliberation about what could be a very real issue for humanity.
There is a lot that could be said about this book. And much of it is good. However, if you're a geek who loves science (think The Martian), then this novel is certainly next in line on your TBR pile.
Michael Crichton proves once again that one insignificant strand of DNA can cascade into a series of disasters - no spoilers, though!