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Michael Crichton: scientific storyteller

The Story

Michael Crichton is among the premier fiction writers of his generation. In his novels, humans run with dinosaurs on a jungle island or daring thieves shanghai a cache of gold from a moving train. His new novel Timeline is a medieval time travel adventure. But these fantastic adventures spring from a serious scientific mind, one buzzing with concepts of physics, time travel, cloning and more. Listen in to this 1999 interview as the bestselling author offers a fascinating discussion on science, the significance of history and the danger of fantasy. 

Medium: Radio
Program: This Morning
Broadcast Date: Nov. 26, 1999
Guest(s): Michael Crichton
Interviewer: Dick Gordon
Duration: 19:18

Did You know?

• Michael Crichton was a graduate of Harvard Medical School, which served him well in writing successful medical thrillers like The Andromeda Strain and A Case of Need. His TV series ER won a Peabody Award in 1995.

  • Ten of Michael Crichton's novels have become films, although Jurassic Park was far and away the biggest hit. As of 2008, Jurassic Park was the tenth highest-grossing film of all time, earning over US $900 million.


• Michael Crichton died on Nov. 4, 2008 at age 66.




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