Wednesday, November 5, 2008

R.I.P. Michael Crichton

HOLY CRAP! just announced that Michael Crichton, famed thriller novelist and TV show producer, passed away yesterday at the age of 66 following an undisclosed bout with cancer. Crichton is best known for writing such best-sellers as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park, as well as co-creating the hit medical drama "ER."

I was first introduced to Crichton's work in high school when I read Sphere in a single day, that's how engrossed I was with his fabulous writing. I remember being impressed that he had been a medical doctor who switched to writing full time. Back when I entertained ideas of becoming both a doctor and a writer, you can see why he was such an inspiration to me.

Such sad news. A great talent has been silenced forever.


  1. Damn, I just saw this on Whatever right before I saw it here. What a loss. Another excellent writer gone. We got to get in and help fill the voids.

  2. Not to toot my own horn (Okay, I'm tootin!), but I got this info out long before most other sites did. I didn't even read the Scalzi mention yet.


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