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pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 9:24 PM

MICHAEL CRICHTON DIES AT 66

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
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
Oogie54  (Level: 201.3 - 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
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 9:31 PM

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

He will truly be missed.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 9:57 PM

You misspelled "The Terminal Man."

"Fantastic Voyage" was Asimov.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.4 - Posts: 7561)
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
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 10:01 PM



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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Crichton

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

~Bev

felix
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
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
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
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
Spacecat  (Level: 158.7 - Posts: 667)
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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