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Michael Crichton
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Age66 (age at death)
Birthday 23 October, 1942
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Died 4 November, 2008
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Height 6' 9" (206 cm)
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Sphere, Jurassic Park, Timeline
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John Michael Crichton (; October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author, screenwriter, and film director and producer. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films. His literary works are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres, and heavily feature technology. His novels often explore technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and scientific background. He wrote, among other works, The Andromeda Strain (1969), The Great Train Robbery (1975), Congo (1980), Sphere (1987), Jurassic Park (1990), Rising Sun (1992), Disclosure (1994), The Lost World (1995), Airframe (1996), Timeline (1999), Prey (2002), State of Fear (2004), and Next (2006). Films he wrote and directed included Westworld (1973), Coma (1978), The Great Train Robbery (1979), Looker (1981), and Runaway (1984).

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