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Prey by Michael Crichton - Paperback - 2002 - from Manyhills Books and Biblio.com

Prey

by Michael Crichton

Condition: Very Good


Harper Collins, London, 2002. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 364 pages. Minor edgewear to covers. In California, odd things are happening to unemployed scientist Jack Forman. His children tell Jack that strange men have visited the house. And Julia, his wife, isn't helping - she acts, even looks, somehow different. Deep in the Nevada desert, in the laboratory where Julia works, things are out of control. A swarm of rogue microbots, designed to reproduce and learn, is developing with a frightening speed that has the scientists battling to contain it. Only when Jack is called in to help does he discover the shocking truth - the microbots have been programmed to behave as predators. And Man is the prey! Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Thrillers; ISBN: 0007153805. ISBN/EAN: 9780007153800. Inventory No: 10100222.. 9780007153800

E-book extras: Exclusive Crichton interview. Also: "As Explained by M.C.": Highlights from Michael Crichton's 30-plus years of making complex concepts understandable and entertaining. Plus: "The Crichton Canon," an introduction to his 12 prior novels and 4 works of nonfiction.In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles -- micro-robots -- has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour. Every attempt to destroy it has failed. And we are the prey.As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton's most compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence -- in a story of breathtaking suspense. Prey is a novel you can't put down. Because time is running out.




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