6 Nov 2008

Michael Crichton (1942-2008)

Posted by jofr

Best-selling author Michael Crichton (1942-2008) died unexpectedly in Los Angeles after a courageous and private battle against cancer. His books are marvelous, I especially liked The Andromeda Strain and Prey. And he is the creator of the novel behind Jurassic Park, which we all like. Steven Spielberg said “Michael’s talent out-scaled even his own dinosaurs of JURASSIC PARK”. Crichton was able to transform state-of-the-art scientific knowledge into exciting reader-friendly thrillers. His family said in a statement (see also his website):

“Through his books, Michael Crichton served as an inspiration to students of all ages, challenged scientists in many fields, and illuminated the mysteries of the world in a way we could all understand. He will be profoundly missed by those whose lives he touched, but he leaves behind the greatest gifts of a thirst for knowledge, the desire to understand, and the wisdom to use our minds to better our world. ”

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