The Andromeda Strain (1969), by Michael Crichton, is a techno-thriller novel documenting the efforts of a team of scientists investigating a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism that rapidly and fatally clots human blood while, in other people, inducing insanity that mostly ended in the insane people committing suicide or murder-suicide. It became a New York Times Bestseller. This novel established Michael Crichton as a best-selling genre author, and was his sixth published novel, albiet the first under his own name.

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Film Adaptations Edit

The Andromeda Strain has had two film adaptations:

The first adaptation came out in 1971.

Then, in 2008, a new adaptation of the Andromeda Strain premeired on A&E.  This version was a mini-series, and was shown on A&E in two parts, in two nights.

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The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

Poster (Wikipedia)

The Andromed Strain (2008 mini-series) on Wikipedia

The Andromeda Strain on Wikipedia