In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticlesâ€”micro-robotsâ€”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.
â€œIngenious and beguiling.â€
â€œCrichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.â€
â€”Los Angeles Times
â€œSphere may be Crichtonâ€™s best novel, but even if it ranked only second or third, it would be a must for suspense fans.â€
A classic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton, Sphere is a bravura demonstration of what he does better than anyone: riveting storytelling that combines frighteningly plausible, cutting edge science and technology with pulse-pounding action and serious chills. The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination, Sphere is Crichton primeâ€”truly masterful fiction from the ingenious mind that brought us Prey, State of Fear, and Jurassic Park.