Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton

Active - 1971 - Present  |   Birth - Oct 23, 1942  |   Death - Nov 4, 2008  |   Genres - Thriller, Action-Adventure, Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery-Suspense | Subgenres - Biopunk, Disaster Film, Psychological Thriller Film, Time-Travel Film, Buddy Cop Film

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John Michael Crichton was an American author, screenwriter, film director and producer. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films.

His literary works are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres, and heavily feature technology. His novels often explore technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and scientific background. He wrote, among other works, The Andromeda Strain (1969), The Great Train Robbery (1975), Congo (1980), Sphere (1987), Jurassic Park (1990), Rising Sun (1992), Disclosure (1994), The Lost World (1995), Airframe (1996), Timeline (1999), Prey (2002), State of Fear (2004), and Next (2006). Films he wrote and directed included Westworld (1973), Coma (1978), The Great Train Robbery (1979), Looker (1981), and Runaway (1984).

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