A book report on the sphere a novel by michael crichton

Edit In the book, the group of scientists, including psychologist Norman Johnson, mathematician Harry Adams, biologist Beth Halpern, and astrophysicist Ted Fielding, along with the navy personnel are placed in a deep sea habitat at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to explore the spacecraft.

A book report on the sphere a novel by michael crichton

Navy personnel, travel to a deep sea habitat at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, where an enormous spacecraft has been discovered. During the descent, the marine biologist Levine becomes claustrophobicand is returned topside.

The other scientists arrive safely at Habitat DH The robot is unable to open a hatch leading further inside, forcing the team to don pressure suits and explore the spacecraft. In a large cargo hold, the team discovers a mysterious spherical object that is clearly of extraterrestrial origin.

Remaining behind after the rest of the team returns to the habitat, Adams succeeds in opening and entering the sphere. Meanwhile, on the surface, a Pacific cyclone forces the supporting Naval ships to evacuate, trapping and isolating the scientists on the ocean floor for five days.

Adams is found and returned to the DH-8 Habitat where he awakens with a terrible headache and little-to-no memory of how he opened the sphere or what occurred while he was inside.

Immediately afterwards, the team is contacted by an intelligent, seemingly friendly alien entity that calls itself "Jerry".

Sphere : a novel

At this point, members of the team start to die in various attacks by giant squidand the dwindling band of survivors struggle in their dealings with the unthinkably powerful, childlike, and temperamental alien entity.

Johnson realizes he must use psychology to keep the remaining survivors alive Johnson, Adams, Halpern.

A book report on the sphere a novel by michael crichton

Confirmed by his childhood fear of squid, especially the giant squid in the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seamanifested in the form of a vast number of small squid and later a giant squid that attacks the DH-8 Habitat.

Johnson and Halpern sedate Adams and wait for contact to be re-established with the surface, but the manifestations continue.

Sphere by Michael Crichton It is a craft of phenomenal dimensions, it seems undamaged by its fall from the sky, and it appears to be at least three hundred years old.
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Halpern accuses Johnson of having entered the sphere and gaining access to the power. While unable to recall this incident, Johnson comes close to yielding, until he watches a security video of Halpern entering the sphere herself.

Escaping from the habitat, Johnson goes to the spacecraft and enters the presence of the sphere, then the sphere itself.

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Inside the sphere, he finds a large sea of translucent "foam," and has a conversation in his thoughts with some sort of entity that speaks in cryptic riddles, who eventually tells Johnson that the greatest power humans possess is the ability to imagine things.

After leaving the sphere, Johnson decides to escape using the submarine docked at Habitat DH-7, a nearby habitat for Navy personnel, but cannot abandon the other survivors. Now empowered in the same way as Adams and Halpern, Johnson returns to DH-8 and - using the submarine - the trio escape before the explosives set by Halpern count down and destroy the spaceship, the research habitat, and surrounding site.

On the surface, confined to a decompression chamberthe trio ponder on what version of their story to tell the Navy. Realizing they could not control the power granted them by the sphere, they decide its knowledge to be too dangerous to be communicated, and resolve to use its power to remove it from themselves and alter their memories, replacing the fantastical experiences with more mundane memories of a technical failure.

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Main characters[ edit ] Norman Johnson is the protagonist and a psychologist who, years earlier, was responsible for defining the operational procedures should the US ever come into contact with alien life - although he admits that he treated the request to do so as a joke at the time.

Despite being the least physically fit team member in the context of an underwater habitathe is arguably the most level-headed of the group. Nonetheless, Johnson takes time and trouble to convince the group to collaborate.

Harold "Harry" Adams is a young, intelligent, African-American mathematician. While intellectually gifted and professionally secure, he is arrogant, unsympathetic, disdainful, and often uncooperative with the others, as a legacy of growing up as a mathematical prodigy who was often picked on as a child because of his lack of athletic talent.

Elizabeth Halpern is a biochemist who is gentle and caring while simultaneously fierce, combative, and confrontational. She perceives herself as being dominated by the male scientists.I've read Sphere a couple of times.

It was one of the first books by Crichton that I read, and the book that really started my love for science fiction. Read full review/5(54).

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