Michael Crichton Biography

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 US 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Michael Crichton
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Author, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television producer
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
October 23, 1942
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
November 4, 2008
Age at Death:
66
Cause of Death:
Cancer, Laryngeal cancer
Marriages
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