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From the author of Jurassic ParkTimeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor.
In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface, a huge vessel is unearthed. Rushed to the scene is a team of American scientists who descend together into the depths to investigate the astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old, containing a terrifying and destructive force that must be controlled at all costs.

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Sphere is brilliant. It executes the thought of intelligent life elsewhere and suggests the allure of contact to such life undeniable in our current form. Eventually, asking if the "super-ego"can be taken from such meeting. A sort of precursor in selflessness necessary to make the stride for understanding. Unlocked to the highest intellectual bidder the sphere conquers human intellect. Ultimately, demonstrating our species inability to control an emotional intellect necessary in such aforementioned meeting while also questioning our ability to cope in high stress environments. Sphere forces a reflection, asking if we are even ready. Then it is gone.


It was the best book I've ever read it was fast paced and when things seem to add up more things get uncovered

Saw the movie first.....

I started reading this book based on a reddit thread called "what movies do you absolutely hate that were based off of amazing books". Sphere came up in the top 3 so I decide to give it a read. I am not a sci-fi fan for the most part, so I didn't have high hopes for this storyline or the characters, but it was actually an enjoyable read.

The movie took a whole lot of context out of the books storyline, which I felt were critical to the movie as a whole. Anyway, read it... Good stuff

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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Adventure
  • Published: May 12, 1987
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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