Who is Michael Crichton?
John Michael Crichton (; October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author, screenwriter, and film director and producer. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films.
His literary works are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres, and heavily feature technology. His novels often explore technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and scientific background. He wrote, among other works, The Andromeda Strain (1969), The Great Train Robbery (1975), Congo (1980), Sphere (1987), Jurassic Park (1990), Rising Sun (1992), Disclosure (1994), The Lost World (1995), Airframe (1996), Timeline (1999), Prey (2002), State of Fear (2004), and Next (2006). Films he wrote and directed included Westworld (1973), Coma (1978), The Great Train Robbery (1979), Looker (1981), and Runaway (1984).
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@wretchardthecat: One of the greatest essays ever written was Michael Crichton's article on how efforts to control the environment of Ye…
Joseph P. Smith III (jpsmith_dj)
@pesachlattin Between him and Michael Crichton we’ve about got our glorious future covered.
Ben Rachinger (BenSRachinger)
@gilleyish: @mkraju Every other Michael Crichton book starts exactly like this.
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@RickSacrop Read ‘State of Fear’ by Michael Crichton. Exactly the same scenario but also has a climate change angle…
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