The first edition of this science favorite was published by Random House in 1994. It was 300 pages long, and the original retail price was $23.00. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: First Edition is stated below Random House number line "9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2". The back of the dust jacket has blurbs by Stephen King, Bill McKibben, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Redford.
The Hot Zone is classified in the following category: Science
Picture of the 1994 first edition dust jacket for The Hot Zone.
The blurb from Stephen King reads: “The first chapter of The Hot Zone is one of the most horrifying things I've ever read in my whole life… and then it gets worse. That's what I keep marveling over: it keeps getting worse. What a remarkable piece of work. I devoured it in two or three sittings, and have a feeling the memories will linger a long time.”
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