The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton [FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION] 1969 • Knopf

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The Andromeda Stain by Michael Crichton


Vintage 1969 book club edition in fair condition.  Solid reading copy.

Dust jacket is in rough shape; in tact but with several sealed edge tears; title on spine is eroded with several chips missing and discoloration.   Housed in a new brodart jacket protector. 

Book itself reads flawlessly.  Boards show wear and a few stains to cloth on lower spine and rear.  Inside is clean.  

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.