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Author Topic: R.I.P. Michael Crichton  (Read 2130 times)

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R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« on: November 06, 2008, 09:18:23 PM »
One of my favorite authors has unexpectedly passed away today.

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Michael Crichton, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of NBC's ER, has died. He was 66.

In a statement, his family calls his death unexpected, but said he had been privately battling cancer.

Read the rest at USMagazine.com

I have read many of his books and they helped shape my imagination and perception. I will greatly miss reading new work from him.


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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 04:25:15 AM »
That is really tragic - he has probably done more than any fiction writer to raise a genuine interest in real science. OK his early books were probably better but I for one will really miss his writing.

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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 05:29:22 AM »
Read about this yesterday in the newspaper, very sad.

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Re: R.I.P. Michael Crichton
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 05:38:05 AM »
probably done more than any fiction writer to raise a genuine interest in real science.

You might try Paul McAuley, especially Fairyland and White Devils.

[Edit]  Oh, and Adam Roberts, of course.  On no account miss Adam Roberts, especially his first three books, the monosyllabically-titled Salt, On, and Stone.
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« Last Edit: November 10, 2008, 03:57:50 AM by rjbull »