Creator of the hit TV drama ER and author of Jurassic Park died Wednesday after a private battle with cancer. Crichton (1942-2008) was the author of some of the most bestselling novels of the 20th century. These include fiction like: Jurassic Park, Congo, Sphere, Prey, The Andromeda Strain, State of Fear, The Lost World, Eaters of the Dead, Rising Sun, Timeline, The Great Train Robbery, Coma, The Terminal Man, Disclosure, and, I think, Next. Michael Crichton was a very smart man and was able to challenge scientists' views about the world. He encouraged the world to think independently and form views of their own. Crichton also encouraged to educate yourself and not to go along with the "truth." In his novels, he taught very crucial lessons and sometimes cool scientific fact/theories in an indirect and easy-to-understand way. He was the kind of man that was born every so often. He inspired us each time we read a book by him. As such, he will be profoundly missed by everyone who new him and/or read his books. My regards to his family and friends.
J.Michael Crichton, Ph.D
Born: October 23, 1942
Died: November 4/5, 2008
Bestselling Author, Hardcore Scientist, And A Family Man