bestselling author, film producer, film director, medical doctor, and television producer michael crichton died on november 4, 2008 in los angeles at age 66 from cancer which he had been struggling with for some time.

his first bestseller is “the andromeda strain” (1969) a sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists attempting to save mankind of a deadly micro-organism brought to earth by a militatary satellite. this novel later became a hollywood film in 1971. in 2008 sci-fi channel created a miniseries based on the andromeda strain, excutively produced by ridley & tony scott. the miniseries first aired on may 26, 2008.

however michael crichton is best known for his work as the author of jurassica park, and its sequel the lost world. his recent famous pieces include; congo, disclosure, rising sun, timeline, and state of fear.

r.i.p. you will always be remembered.
p.s. i’m getting my jurassic park dvd to watch it over again. it’s one of my all-time favorites.

2008.11.06