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Michael Crichton - Author

About the 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.

Featured books by Michael Crichton

Other books by Michael Crichton


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Venom Business

Venom Business

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

As an expert handler of venomous snakesand a smuggler of rare artifactsCharles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job body-guarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn't make him break a sweat.But when the attempts on the man's life nearly get Raynaud killed, he's left wondering: is he the killers' real target?


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Drug of Choice

Drug of Choice

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it.


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Grave Descend

Grave Descend

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying.In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.


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Binary

Binary

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destructionand federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is.When a government computer is hacked and a high-security shipment of nerve gas gets hijacked, Graves puts the pieces togetherbut can he stop Wright from unleashing his weapon before it kills a million peopleincluding the President of the United States?


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Travels

Travels

Author: Michael Crichton Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.Fueled by a powerful curiosityand by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-upMichael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compellingswimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travelsan exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.For Michael Crichton, being a Harvard-trained physician, the author of two bestsellers, and a movie director is not enough. It is, he resolves, time to travel. From swimming with sharks in Tahiti to psychic experiences in the American desert, Crichton records his exhilarating quest through the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world.


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Andromeda Strain

Andromeda Strain

Author: Michael Crichton Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

The United States government is given a warning by the preeminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.Two years later, seventeen satellites are sent into the outer fringes of space to "e;collect organisms and dust for study."e; One of them falls to earth, landing in a desolate area of Arizona.Twelve miles from the landing site, in the town of Piedmont, a shocking discovery is made: the streets are littered with the dead bodies of the town's inhabitants, as if they dropped dead in their tracks.The terror has begun....


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The Lost World

The Lost World

Author: Michael Crichton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2015

_____________________ Something has survived. THE BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO JURASSIC PARK Six years have passed since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park. In the years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end, the island has been indefinitely closed to the public, its park dismantled, the dinosaurs themselves destroyed. Or so it was thought. But something has survived. And when a team led by maverick scientist Ian Malcolm enters the mysterious 'Site B' to investigate, they are determined that this, at last, will be the end of the dinosaurs... Michael Crichton takes the terrifying events of Jurassic Park even further in this unstoppably readable adventure sequel, told by a master storyteller. _____________________ A must-read for Jurassic Park fans: the Steven Spielberg adaption of The Lost World made numerous major plot changes to the original novel, making this the true last unexplored frontier of the Jurassic Park world...


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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Author: Michael Crichton Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2015

Featured title in the 2018 PBS Great American ReadsFrighteningly realcompelling. Itll keep you riveted. The Detroit NewsAn astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankinds most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit themfor a price.Until something goes wrong.In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.Crichtons dinosaurs are genuinely frightening. Chicago Sun-TimesFull of suspense. The New York Times Book Review


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The Venom Business

The Venom Business

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2013

As an expert handler of venomous snakes - and a smuggler of rare artefacts - Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job bodyguarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn't make him break a sweat. But when the attempts on the man's life nearly get Raynaud killed, he's left wondering: is he the killers' real target...?


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Zero Cool

Zero Cool

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2013

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact. Ross is an ordinary man in desperate circumstances: racing to uncover a secret lost for centuries, before he becomes its next victim.


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Drug of Choice

Drug of Choice

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2013

On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it...


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Odds On

Odds On

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2013

The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: every aspect of the scheme has been simulated in a computer, down to the last variable. The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own - and the sort of variables no computer can fathom...


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Easy Go

Easy Go

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2013

Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site - and plunder it. But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it...and their lives?


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Grave Descend

Grave Descend

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2013

Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying...In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.

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