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By Michael Crichton

HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780061990557, 522pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2011


Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain. Los Angeles Times

In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface of the water, a huge vessel is discovered resting on the ocean floor. It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old. But even more fantastic and frightening is what waits inside . . .

A page-turner with oomph. . . . Crichton's writing is cinematic, with powerful visual images and nonstop action. Newsweek

Sphere may be Crichton's best novel, but even if it ranked only second or third, it would be a must for suspense fans. Miami Herald.

About the Author
MICHAEL CRICHTON has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. His novels include Next, State of Fear, Timeline, Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of the television show ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie and TV show simultaneously. At the time of Crichton s death in 2008, he was well into the writing of Micro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.