Prey (Hardcover)

By Michael Crichton

Harper, 9780066214122, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 25, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/10/2003)
Digital Audiobook (9/20/2004)
Paperback, Large Print (11/25/2002)
Mass Market (10/28/2008)
Paperback (2/5/2013)
Mass Market (11/11/2003)
Paperback (12/1/2006)
Paperback (3/1/2012)

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Description

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'smost 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.



About the Author

Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was the author of the bestselling novels The Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Sphere, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, Next and Dragon Teeth, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into forty languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He wrote and directed Westworld, The Great Train Robbery, RunawayLookerComa and created the hit television series ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.

Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as ten other books. He recently wrote the Earth 2: Society comic book series for DC Comics. Wilson earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as master’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He has published over a dozen scientific papers and holds four patents. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.



Praise For Prey

“TERRIFYING…IRRESISTIBLY SUSPENSEFUL.”
— New York Times Book Review

“INTRICATE PLOTTING AND FLAWLESS PACING…you won’t be able to put it down.”
— Time magazine

“CRACKLING…MYSTERIOUS….”
— Entertainment Weekly

“Just what his fans expect: A WILD, SCARY RIDE…”
— Detroit Free Press

“Another PAGE-TURNING TRIUMPH”
— Charlotte Observer

“INCREDIBLY SCARY and relentless”
— Minneapolis Star Tribune

“PREY WILL KEEP YOU TURNING PAGES”
— Chattanooga Times

“RELENTLESSLY ENTERTAINING”
— Raleigh News & Observer

“… a harrowing tale of nanoparticles gone beserk.”
— USA Today

“A TERRIFYING TALE…combining technological verisimilitude with heart-pounding suspense…”
— The Oregonian (Portland)

“Serious and scary…”
— Washington Post Book World

“This is how to write a thriller …Crichton’s latest page-turning triumph.”
— Detroit Free Press

“Crichton has proved he knows how to ratchet up the fear factor.”
— Denver Post

“…so god-awful scary and relentless, it’ll knock your head clear of whatever ails you.”
— St. Petersburg Times

“Once again, Crichton has proved to be uncannily timely.”
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Crichton is a master storyteller.”
— Detroit News

“A cross between Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain….”
— Columbus Dispatch

“PREY delivers that expected Crichton charge.”
— Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“A terrific novelist…He could make most readers lose sleep all night and call in sick the next day.”
— San Francisco Chronicle

“Readers turn to Michael Crichton’s novels for entertainment with relentless drive.”
— San Antonio Express

“Crichton is a doctor of suspense.”
— Des Moines Sunday Register

“Crichton writes superbly…the excitment rises with each page.”
— Chicago Tribune

“Crichton’s books [are]…hugely entertaining.”
— New York Times Book Review

“Crichton delivers.”
— USA Today

“He is without peer.”
— Chattanooga Times

“One of the great storytellers of our age…What an amazing imagination.”
— New York Newsday

“Michael Crichton has written some of America’s most fantastic novels.”
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel