This combination of photos shows a cover image for the upcoming Harper release, “The Andromeda Evolution,” by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson, left, and a portrait of the late Michael Crichton in New York on Nov. 4, 2008. Crichton’s literary archive and production company has authorized a sequel to his breakthrough novel “The Andromeda Strain.” HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday that “The Andromeda Evolution” will come out Nov. 12. (Harper via AP, left, AP File)

Sequel to Michael Crichton's 'Andromeda Strain' due in fall

February 26, 2019 - 10:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Michael Crichton's literary archive and production company has authorized a sequel to his breakthrough novel "The Andromeda Strain."

HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday that "The Andromeda Evolution" will come out Nov. 12. The book will be a collaboration between science fiction author Daniel H. Wilson and CrichtonSun LLC.

Its publication marks the 50th anniversary of "The Andromeda Strain," Crichton's techno-thriller about a lethal extraterrestrial microorganism.

Crichton, who died in 2008, is also known for such blockbusters as "Jurassic Park" and "Rising Sun." Wilson's novels include "Robopocalypse" and the sequel "Robogenesis."

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