01/25/2013

The Book Club Catches ‘The Andromeda Strain’

24:17 minutes

This month, the book club discusses Michael Crichton’s 1969 best-selling science fiction thriller The Andromeda Strain. Writer Richard Preston joins the club to talk about Crichton’s writing style, and what it was like to work on Crichton’s unfinished final manuscript, Micro.

The video below is the original trailer for the 1971 movie based on The Andromeda Strain. For more, check out the SciFri Book Club open thread.

 

Segment Guests

Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.

Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

Richard Preston

Richard Preston is a journalist and best-selling author of titles such as The Hot Zone  (Anchor, 1995). He co-authored, with Michael Crichton, Micro: A Novel (HarperCollins, 2011).

Meet the Producer

About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.