Michael Crichton biography

Michael Crichton

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1942 – 2008

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Who was Michael Crichton?

John Michael Crichton, MD was an American best-selling author, physician, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994 Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales.

His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next, Pirate Latitudes, and a final unfinished techno-thriller, Micro, which was published in November 2011.

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Born
Oct 23, 1942
Chicago
Also known as
  • AudioBook - Michael Crichton
  • John Lange
  • Jeffery Hudson
  • M Crichton
  • Michael Chrichton
  • John Michael Crichton
  • J. Michael Crichton
  • Crichton, Michael
  • Michael Douglas
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard Medical School
    ( - 1969)
  • Harvard University
    ( - 1964)
  • Harvard College
  • Roslyn High School
Lived in
  • Roslyn
  • Boston
  • Los Angeles
Died
Nov 4, 2008
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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