Author Michael Crichton Dies at 66

Michael Crichton photoMichael Crichton, the author of the blockbuster science-fiction novels Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, and State of Fear, has died unexpectedly in Los Angeles on November 4, 2008, after a private battle with cancer. He was 66.

Crichton’s medical and sci-fi thrillers often focus on the conflict between science and nature. The public loved his ability to play on our fears of scientific and technological change. He was also creator of the popular TV show ER, based on his real-life medical career.

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