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Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 9:24 PM


This just makes me sad ----Michael Crichton, whose contributions to pop culture ranged from the human drama of ER and Disclosure to the sci-fi adventures Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain, has died after what his family called "a private battle with cancer." He was 66.

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 9:28 PM

I love his books. This makes me extremely sad, his novels were very entertaining. He was so young!!

Oogie54  (Level: 209.4 - Posts: 1120)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 9:29 PM

One of my favorite sci-fi authors, just finished "Prey", have read many of his books....Bummer that he's gone, but he leaves behind a legacy in his work.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 9:31 PM

Also, don't forget "Sphere" and "Fantastic Voyage."

He will truly be missed.

Kaufman  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 3941)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 9:57 PM

You misspelled "The Terminal Man."

"Fantastic Voyage" was Asimov.

Alvandy  (Level: 240.3 - Posts: 7692)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 10:00 PM

Sorry to hear of his passing.
I loved several of his movies but especially The Andromeda Strain.

He was very talented.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 10:01 PM

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 4:17 AM

A literary giant in all senses of the word: I always enjoyed his work and will miss having more to look forward to


Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 6:46 AM

Brilliant mind, creative, great movies. What? He wrote novels, too? Cool.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 6:55 AM

Ken said: "Fantastic Voyage" was Asimov. Yes, he wrote the science fiction book from which the movie was made.

But Michael Crighton (according to his forward) was bothered by the inaccurate science in the original book, so he wrote his own book, "Fantastic Voyage" in which he tried to base it on real science discoveries made since the original. I own both versions.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 10:11 AM

Actually, Asimov wrote a novelization from the film script by someone else, whose name I can't remember. The book came out before the movie, but it was based on the script, I'm almost positive. I have the original paperback here somewhere.

I thought I had everything Crichton ever wrote, but I don't have that one. More info, Jank?

Spacecat  (Level: 164.6 - Posts: 673)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 12:22 PM

His last four books may not have been his best but the introduction to "TIMELINE' is very thought provoking. "State of Fear" and "Prey" were good at the start but both stories lagged in the middle with unrealistic endings. One of my favorite writers, he will be missed by many.

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