The Andromeda Evolution

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Decades after The Andromeda Strain wiped out Piedmont, Arizona, people have forgotten the danger. All but Eternal Vigilance, a military operation put in place to monitor for evidence Andromeda has returned. Now the remnants of a crashed ship in the Amazon have triggered alerts. Andromeda is back. A new Wildfire team is selected to investigate the reports.

Continuing in the vein of Crichton’s classic, Daniel Wilson’s The Andromeda Evolution introduces a whole new generation of readers to the deadly organism. This time it is out in the wild, not contained in a lab. This new team faces untold dangers not just from the organism, which is rapidly constructing something in the depths of the Amazonian rainforest, but from the jungle itself and the uncontacted tribes living within.

I enjoyed this story immensely! This Wildfire team is far more diverse, including an anthropologist, and a roboticist who has a small flock of “canary” drones. At one point, they convert a canary drone into a universal translator to communicate with a native person. Another member is an astronaut from the ISS. There’s definitely more action and diversity in this story. The ending was neat too, though it does stretch the imagination. Andromeda continues to evolve. It’s here to stay. I hope there’s a sequel! I’d love to see further evolutions.

Author Michael Crichton
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 2019-11-12
ISBN 9780062473271
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Issue January 2020
Category Popular Fiction


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