December 28, 2008

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton.
He was my favorite author next to Tom Clancy and John Grisham.
But his legacy will continue.
October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008
Was an American author, producer and director, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres.
His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide.
As the creator of the TV series ER, most famously as the author of Jurassic Park, and its sequel The Lost World, which were both adapted into high grossing films and leading to the very successful franchise, in 1994 he became the only creative artist ever to experience chart-topping success in America with a film, a television series and a novel, all at number one at once.Many of his other novels were made into films.

His literary works were usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomised the Techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, often specifically bio technologically and catastrophe related.

Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Disclosure, Rising Sun, Timeline, State of Fear, Prey, and Next, the final book published before his death, and he also had another project set for some time in 2009.

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1 comment:

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