On Tuesday the world lost a great literary voice and a truly imaginative creator with the passing of Michael Crichton. Writing professionally since 1966, Crichton created some of the most popular and enduring medical, technical, and speculative science fiction works of his generation. The author of such classics as The Andromeda Strain, The Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery, Eaters of the Dead, Congo, Sphere, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World, among many others, Crichton also created and wrote for a number of screen projects, including the screen adaptation of Jurassic Park, NBC’s ER, and Twister.
Michael Crichton died in Los Angeles at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer.
It’s sad that his passing was over-shadowed by the elections. I read that he dies on Tuesday, though. His death didn’t even make my local newspaper until this morning, (thursday).
He’ll be greatly missed. My 12 year old son is a huge Crichton fan and was slowly working his way through all his novels…