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Michael Crichton - Author


Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. Crichton graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, researching public policy with Jacob Bronowski. Crichton's first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. Now one of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been translated into thirty-six languages, and thirteen have been made into films.

He had a lifelong interest in computers. His feature film Westworld was the first to employ computer-generated special effects back in 1973. Crichton's pioneering use of computer programs for film production earned him a Technical Achievement Academy Award in 1995. Crichton has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and a Writer's Guild of America Award for ER. In 2002, a newly discovered ankylosaur was named for him: Crichtonsaurus bohlini.

Michael Crichton died in 2008.

If you like Michael Crichton you might also like to read books by David Gibbins, Richard Morgan and Dan Brown.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Crichton

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Michael Crichton
A thought-provoking issued-led book examining the ethical and practical problems faced by those obsessed by the great advantages that can be gleaned from genetic engineering and the mad rush to get these products on to the market without proper controls...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2007
Prey by Michael Crichton
Prey
Michael Crichton
Another good read from Michael Crichton. . He always comes up with a good “what if?” premise and this one is just as thought provoking as his others. It might take a little bit more effort to get past...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2006
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
State of Fear
Michael Crichton
Big ecological blockbuster, long and slow to start where Mr Crichton indulges in intellectual arguments on global warming, fascinating stuff. The action doesn’t really hot-up until two-thirds hrough, then it doesn’t let up. Comparison: Bill Napier, David...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 01/08/2005
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
State of Fear
Michael Crichton
State of Fear builds on the distinctive blend of fear, fantasy, and authentic cutting-edge science that Crichton is so famous for. But this is all we know as the book was published simultaneously around the world on the 6th of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2004
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton
You’ve no doubt seen the film, but the book is so much darker it has to be read. This will scare you far more than any special effects because not only are Crichton’s descriptions of this genetically engineered park terrifying...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/1998
Congo by Michael Crichton
Congo
Michael Crichton
Another Crichton novel that made it to the big screen but the film does not do it justice. Somehow Crichton has a knack for making the unbelievable seem completely plausible – gorillas fluent in sign language??? We believe it! Set...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/1995

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