Saturday, 8 November 2008

Michael Crichton is dead

Michael Crichton has died at age 66 after "a private battle with cancer". After training as a doctor at Harvard and working as a fellow at the Jonas Salk Institute, Crichton became a bestselling author, then a successful screenwriter, award-winning movie director and TV producer.
Altough he is more known by the Jurassic Park saga, I'll remember here one of his first books, The Andromeda strain, which led me to the Science Fiction (along with Clarke's 2001 A Space Odissey). See the trailer of the cinematographic version filmed in 1971.

Its a sad year for all Fantasy and Science Fiction fans: A.C. Clarke, Gary Gygax, and now M. Crichton ...

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