Michael Crichton

I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.

– Michael Crichton



born in Chicago, Illinois, The United States,  October 23, 1942


died: November 04, 2008


gender: male




Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was one of the most successful novelists of his generation, admired for his meticulous scientific research and fast-paced narrative. He graduated summa cum laude and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969. His first novel, Odds On (1966), was written under the pseudonym John Lange and was followed by seven more Lange novels.
He also wrote as Michael Douglas and Jeffery Hudson. His novel A Case of Need won the Edgar Award in 1969. Popular throughout the world, he has sold more than 200 million books. His novels have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and thirteen have been made into films.

7 thoughts on “Michael Crichton

  1. October 23, 1942: Thriller writer Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, 71 years ago today. He had a smashing year in 1994, when he led sales in books (Disclosure), television (ER), and film (Jurassic Park).

  2. perhaps God inspires the poets, and needs others to get into the closet as they say….

  3. I love your bios. I learn so much. What a wonder, Michael Crichton…

    Thank you for every post you offer.
    🙂 Meredith

  4. He wrote the kind of books I couldn’t put down from page one to the final page.

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