Michael Crichton dies at 66

Michael Crichton, best-selilng author of such novels as Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain and the TV show ER, died unexpectedly this morning at his home in Los Angeles.

Crichton started on he path a career as a medical doctor, but turned to writing his science-fiction novels while he was in medical school in 1969. He has written more than 20 novels on a wide range of topics–from time travel to genetic engineering to nanotechnology, most of which have been on numerous bestseller lists and over a dozen which have been made into films. His most recent novel will be published posthumously on May 4, 2009.

The author, who has been privately struggling with cancer, is survived by his wife Sherri and daughter Taylor.

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  1. Posted 27 July 2009 at 10:31 pm | Permalink


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