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The Andromeda Evolution

(Andromeda #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  842 ratings  ·  157 reviews
The Evolution is Coming.

In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle—designated The Andromeda Strain—killed every resident of the town of Piedmont, Arizona, save for an elderly man and an infant boy. Over the next five days, a team of top scientists assigned to Project Wildfire worked
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Harper
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Benjamin Marcher Read the one Crichton wrote, it is an excellent novel. This book is not that good, probably okay skip it, imho.

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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
Soooo this is a thing??

I loved book 1 and I can't wait to read this one too!!
THE ANDROMEDA EVOLUTION by Daniel H. Wilson is a science fiction / techno-thriller novel and a sequel to Michael Crichton’s THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN. It can be read as a standalone novel, but it would be beneficial to read Crichton’s novel first.

Wilson continues Crichton’s story after approximately 50 years of waiting. Research has continued on the strain and the world thought it was now safe. The watchdog group, Project Eternal Vigilance is on the verge on being shut down when a large formation
Ron Charles
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: apocalyptic
“The Andromeda Evolution” genuflects appropriately to "The Andromeda Strain," the 1969 novel that instantly infected pop culture. With little genetic decay, Daniel Wilson replicates Michael Crichton’s tone and tics, particularly his wide-stance mansplaining. Each chapter begins with a quotation by Crichton selected, apparently, for its L. Ron Hubbard-like profundity, e.g. “There is a category of event that, once it occurs, cannot be satisfactorily resolved.” And the pages — sanitized of wit — ...more
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars I had read The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton when it was first published 50 years ago I recall liking the book a lot and read most of his subsequent techno-thrillers. We learn that in the decades since, the Andromeda Strain has evolved, mutated, and is replicating. I am glad to see that author, Daniel Wilson, has managed to replicate the style of his predecessor to a satisfying extent.

It took some while for me to become engaged in this story. A structure deep in the Amazon
Sep 14, 2019 marked it as arcs-to-read

Many thanks to HarperCollins for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

book one was great so i am super excited to have this!

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Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

To start, I read The Andromeda Strain a long time ago. Admittedly, it wasn’t one of my favorites by Michael Crichton, and I can’t say I remembered much from it at all. Personally, I wouldn’t have pegged it for being sequel-worthy, but here we are, fifty years after the book was published, commemorating it with The Andromeda Evolution…and well, I’m sold! Written in its entirety by the talented Daniel H. Wilson, who is
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
R E V I E W The Andromeda Evolution by Daniel H. Wilson and Michael Crichton 4.5/5

Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for the digital ARC of this book. Much appreciated and enjoyed!

I will preface my review with this...I read The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton in 1972...I was nine. A schoolmate (thanks Mac Q) loaned me his paperback copy. I devoured it. It was new territory for first grown up fiction...thriller. Set me up for a lifetime of thrilling, mind blowing
C.J. Bunce
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Sept. 4, 2019.

It's as good as it gets for Michael Crichton fans. Not only is The Andromeda Evolution a new thriller being released more than a decade after the author's passing, it's a sequel to a Crichton classic novel--his original science fiction cautionary tale The Andromeda Strain. Created by writer Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse) in collaboration with Crichton's estate (CrichtonSun LLC), The Andromeda Evolution is nicely timed to arrive 50 years after The
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The beginning of this (a novel wholly by Daniel H Wilson and I rather loathe this idea of presenting it as a Michael Crichton ~novel~ seeing as he's been dead for like a decade) reminded me of being 12 years old and reading books like THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN for the first time. I was riveted, joyfully so. Wilson builds upon Crichton's original idea and puts together a plausible, equally terrifying reality around the Andromeda Strain's... abilities and purpose, let's say. The novel then combines ...more
Adah Udechukwu
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I didn't get the perfection I expected
Karen’s Library
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having loved Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain, I was fairly excited to read this sequel. I wasn’t sure about another author writing it, but I’ve read Daniel H Wilson before and recently met him. In my mind, if anyone could carry on with this series, I thought he’d do well. And I was right!

But... those first few chapters were completely bogged down in science. I love the science, but to be honest, my brain was overwhelmed. Once we got into the meet and greet of the characters, I settled
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
DNF at page 50 or so.

I'm very sorry but this book is practically unreadable. It is one long very technical explanation full of acronyms. We do meet some characters but the story is very complicated. There is too much information without actually any action. It is more a script for a documentary than it is a novel. Pity, because I enjoyed The Andromeda Strain a lot.

Thanks to Edelweiss for this digital review copy.
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
"And yes, ladies and gentlemen, it does appear to be transmitting radio signals. But not to us"
Uh oh! Earth we have a problem.

Soon to be a summer block buster movie 2021.
An anomaly is growing in the heart of the Amazon, the forest not the company, and a group of scientist are sent to find the answer, what is it?
Written by Daniel H. Wilson of Robopocalypse fame this was a well told fast paced movie script. Some suspension of disbelief required and the characters lack depth but it's the summer so
Unseen Library
Mar 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
In this week’s Waiting on Wednesday, I take a look at The Andromeda Evolution, the recently announced sequel to Michael Crichton’s game-changing novel, The Andromeda Strain.

Michael Crichton is one of the most iconic authors of the last 50 years, having written a series of varied and highly regarded novels, many of which were turned into movies. It goes without saying that you have heard of his most famous novel, Jurassic Park, which was adapted into the movie of the same name. Between his debut
Dave Taylor
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The original "The Andromeda Strain" is now a classic of sci-fi thriller and I've always found the original 1971 film adaptation to be one of the best science fiction films of the era, so it was with trepidation that I opened the readers copy of the Andromeda Evolution. Fortunately, I'd already read a number of Daniel Wilson's books, notably Robopocalypse, and found them terrific.

The good news is that The Andromeda Evolution is a solid sequel. There's enough continuation of the storyline and
Jim Dooley
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For fans of either the book or movie of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN ... or both ... THE ANDROMEDA EVOLUTION is a reason to celebrate. Often referencing the original’s tone and style, the book “feels like” a bona fide sequel with elements from Arthur C. Clarke and the space opera, “Saturn 3,” thrown in for good measure. The result is a book that strikes a balance between scientific inspiration and a “rollercoaster” melodrama. I often experienced the thrill of the pulp fiction stories that I read as a ...more
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining and dramatic follow up to The Andromeda Strain, written 50 years later by Daniel H Wilson in a style of which I think Michael Crichton would approve. A good mix of science, action, wonder and horror. Undemanding, which can be no bad thing. Review to follow on For Winter Nights.
I absolutely hate this new trend when they place authors name like this on the cover to draw attention to it. Michael Crichton is dead and was not involved in the writing of this book. If Daniel H. Wilson feels he has the ability to write a novel then he should do so, but robbing another man's name for a chance to make a buck is sickening.
Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum are licensing their names to make money.
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s been more than fifty years since the Andromeda particle, an extraterrestrial microbe, threatened the human race with extinction. Project Wildfire valiantly strove to halt the epidemic, succeeding only moments before a catastrophic nuclear detonation.

Since that time, Project Eternal Vigilance, deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, has kept watch for the reappearance of Andromeda while scientists continued their research on the microbe. Lulled by the apparent inactivity of the microbe,
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, horror, fiction
What a wild ride! It's Andromeda Strain all over again with much more sophisticated communication technologies.

It's hard to believe the first book was released in 1969 and The Andromeda Evolution teases with the same tension, the same scientific thrills and secretive actions as the first.

If you can get past the scientific jargon, you'll get hooked and want to know how this terrifying story ends, or does it?

Thanks to the BookLoft of German Village (Columbus, OH) for a
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s fascinating how much more dependent on technology the world has become in the 50 years since The Andromeda Strain was written.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read a lot of Crichton back in the day, but I never read The Andromeda Strain. This follow-up goes back and explains what happened, so you should be good if that's you too.
It's a fast-paced suspenseful techno thriller/sci-fi, more than just an infection genre veering into alien territory. I liked the several twists and loved a couple of the characters, including Jeremy Stone. A fun, smart read! Mystery & Thriller
In 1969, Michael Crichton unleashed THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN on the world. It was a certified blockbuster of a novel that followed the Wildfire team as it sought to understand and contain a deadly alien virus known as the Andromeda Strain, with the ultimate hope of preventing it from eradicating life on Earth. Following the success of the Wildfire team, protocols are put into place to be vigilant and prepared for a possible recurrence.

Jump forward 50 years. Michael Crichton has left us, which is
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-paper
The film of The Andromeda Strain was the most memorable sci-fi/terrifying epidemic film of my childhood. I remember begging to get a copy of the book at the public library where the librarian thought it was "too scary and adult" and my mom thankfully begged to differ, since I already spent a lot of time looking at my dad's medical textbooks. I loved the book and film. So I was a little hesitant about the idea of a sequel. The thing that had me thinking it might be a good one was the fact that ...more
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton via Daniel H. Wilson is a very highly recommended sequel to the science fiction classic.

In The Andromeda Strain (1969), an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle killed every resident of the town of Piedmont, Arizona, save for an elderly man and an infant boy. In the decades that followed, Project Eternal Vigilance has been watching and waiting for the Andromeda Strain
Linda  Branham Greenwell
I waited so long - and now it is finished
It was great! Mr. Wilson kept true to Michael Chrichton - it really was a part 2 to Andromeda Strain.
I did have a difficult time getting started in the first couple of chapters - but that was just me. Once I sat down and started really reading it - I couldn't stop
Andromeda is back and growing in the Amazon. It could destroy all humanity. Scientists are sent to find out what is going on and to stop it if they can. Once scientist is observing from space.
Rita J Seely
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now Waiting for the Movie

Excellent book and a very good sequel. Though not as riveting as the prequel, the Andromeda Evolution is a very very good read I highly recommend it.
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read The Andromeda Strain when I was in school. I cannot describe the effect it had on me then, it just blew me away. I thought about it for years everyday. And now when its memory was fading away, came The Andromeda Evolution. It is the continuation of The Andromeda Strain after fifty years but can also be read as a standalone book. It's a good book but it did not blow my mind unlike the first book.
Seth Heasley
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think of this book the way I think of Aliens. It's not the same as the previous book, not dwelling quite as much on the hard SF sort of stuff, classifying the organism in a sterile environment. Instead, this one is more action heavy, building on the original and taking it to an interesting place.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: harpercollins
I loved the original ANDROMEDA STRAIN so was excited when I read about this book. But I was really disappointed. I like stories about viruses out of control, like the original story. But this story was just so totally farfetched I had difficulty getting through it. There are a few chapters that are interesting, but overall I cannot recommend this book.
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A Cherokee citizen, Daniel H. Wilson grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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