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    The Andromeda Strain

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    In the book, The Andromeda Strain there is a problem that faces mankind. This problem is a strange virus that comes to Earth from an unmanned satellite, which was in space. This satellite crashes into a small town in Arizona, which has a population of 38 people. When this satellite crashes into the Earth, it kills everyone, except for an old man and a two-month old baby. There are two scientists who have the job of going to the crash site and gathering up the remains from the satellite. While the

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    Michael Crichton’s: The Andromeda Strain

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    The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton, is a science fiction novel about the struggle of mankind’s intelligence, and the dangers it may pose. The author has an extensive background in medicine and the sciences, which are incorporated into his writing and film production. This novel is noted for the use of literary devices, theme, and writing style, which will be covered in this paper. BIOGRAPHY Michael Crichton was born October 23, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. Michael attended college at Harvard

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    The Andromeda Strain: A Critical Analysis In 1969 Michael Crichton wrote The Andromeda Strain, a book that would forever expand the limits of a science fiction novel. Although written in 1969, it deals with very current issues facing the modern day boilogical and even political realm. Technically a science fiction novel, the meticulously crafted plot is so intertwined with actual science and technology that some have catagorized it as "science fact." It is this realistic overtone that gives

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    Critical Review of the Andromeda Strain Imagine walking into a town that normally populates 48 vivacious residents, and discovering 46 non-moving non-living bodies. There are no guns, no bombs, and no visible pre-manufactured weapons of any sort. A few minutes later death strikes, observations can no longer be made, and a black curtain falls. This is what happened to two Army recovery personnel in the town of Piedmont, Arizona (population 48). They set off to retrieve SCOOP VII, a military

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    Science and Literature

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    effort. The very nature of science fiction ennobles the scientist in his quest for knowledge, usually in order to avert some horrific disaster threatening the human race, so it is not surprising that even in the film version of Crichton's The Andromeda Strain (1971) we find the literary mind engrossed with the great scientific feats of our time. However, the negative aspect of science, the potential hubris lurking in the scientific mind is a danger we must also acknowledge. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    Sara Santistevan Ms. Leuthold Biology Period 3 30 May 2014 The Terminal Man The Terminal Man is a science fiction book written by Michael Crichton. Michael Crichton is an author who wrote many science fiction books, but he was also a doctor who graduated and received his MD from Harvard Medical School. He died on November 4, 2008, “after a courageous and private battle against cancer” (In Memoriam). The Terminal Man focuses on Harry Benson, a man who suffers from a severe personality disorder which

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    With that being said, another similarity is that of the sea monster and Andromeda. After angering the gods, Poseidon flooded Andromeda’s kingdom and released a sea monster that could only be stopped if Andromeda herself was sacrificed to the monster. Perseus, however, frees Andromeda and stops the sea monster, killing it using Hermes’ scimitar. The same is true in Clash of the Titans; however, instead of using a scimitar, Perseus

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    MYTHOLOGY The constellation Cepheus is named after the Ethiopian King Cepheus. This is why the constellation is also referred to as the King. Cepheus was married to Cassiopeia. Together, they had a daughter named Andromeda. The myth states: Cassiopeia claimed she and her daughter, Andromeda, were more beautiful than the sea nymphs, the ...

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    When one looks up into the vast night sky of the northern hemisphere, it is likely they will see the constellations of Perseus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia. As like most other constellations, these figurations of stars tell a story of heroism and myth. In ancient society, the myth taught people to tame their egos, lest they be punished by the gods. The legend was Greek, however, a Roman poet named Publius Ovidius Naso (or Ovid) mentioned the tale in his poem, “Metamorphoses”. The history, the story, and

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    Greek Gods and Myths

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    Greek Gods and Myths Andromeda is a herm pillar St. George defeats a dragon = paganism is replaced by Christianity Perseus travels to the axis mundi (which is always a narrow passageway) He attends Hippodameias marriage where he uses the gorgon head (transmutation of Athena) and changes the dinner guests into stone (herm pillars) He changes the whole nature of Mycenae of the Old Minoan tradition into the age of Zeus The meaning of Mycenae is changed to mushroom, from what it had once been

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