TheUnited States government is given awarning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: currentsterilization procedures applied toreturning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.
Two years later, seventeen satellites
are sentinto the outerfringesof space to "collectorganisms and dust for study." One of them
Then a probe satellite falls to earth, landing in a desolate area of Arizona.
Twelve miles fromthe landing site, in thetown of Piedmont,a shocking discovery is made: the streets are littered with the deadbodies ofthe town's inhabitants, as if they dropped deadin their tracks.
The terror has begun...
Shelfari edited the description of The Andromeda Strain Saturday, August 1, 2009.