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Michael Crichton Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois, October 23, 1942. He died unexpectedly in Los Angeles Tuesday, November 4, 2008 after a courageous and private battle against cancer.

Crichton graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, researching public policy with Jacob Bronowski. He taught courses in anthropology at Cambridge University and writing at MIT.

Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. Crichton's first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. You can find a selection of Michael Crichton signed books below this biography.

Crichton's interest in computer modeling went back forty years. His multiple-discriminant analysis of Egyptian crania, carried out on an IBM 7090 computer at Harvard, was published in the Papers of the Peabody Museum in 1966. His feature film Westworld was the first to employ computer-generated special effects back in 1973. Crichton's pioneering use of computer programs for film production earned him a Technical Achievement Academy Award in 1995.

He is survived by his wife Sherri, his daughter Taylor and his son, John Michael.

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Dragon Teeth
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Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Micro
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Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

Pirate Latitudes
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Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

Next
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Next by Michael Crichton

State of Fear
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State of Fear by Michael Crichton

Prey
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Prey by Michael Crichton
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Disclosure | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Disclosure | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1994 NY: Knopf Publishing  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Crichton, Michael | Lost World, The | Book on Tape Lost World, The | Crichton, Michael | Book on Tape

Audio Edition. 1997 NY: Random House. Audio book (abridged [4 cassettes, 4 hours]), read by Anthony Heald.

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Airframe | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Airframe | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Knopf   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Rising Sun | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Rising Sun | Signed First Edition Copy

First edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, author signed book plate of FFEP.  1992 NY: Alfred A. Knopf

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Dragon Teeth | Crichton, Michael | First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Dragon Teeth | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book May 2017 NY: Harper First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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State of Fear | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | State of Fear | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Disclosure | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Disclosure | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1994 NY: Knopf Publishing  First edition, first printing, fine in a good (small piece missing from rear top corner)  dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Disclosure | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Disclosure | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1994 NY: Knopf Publishing  First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (price clipped)  dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prey | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Prey | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Knopf  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Rising Sun | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Rising Sun | Signed First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  1992 NY: Knopf

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Pirate Latitudes | Crichton, Michael | First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Pirate Latitudes | First Edition Copy

November 2009 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Airframe | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Airframe | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Knopf   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Micro | Crichton, Michael & Preston, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael & Preston, Richard | Micro | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2011 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Richard Preston.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Binary | Crichton, Michael | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book Crichton, Michael | Binary | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book

2013 NY: Hard Case Crime First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Zero Cool | Crichton, Michael | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book Crichton, Michael | Zero Cool | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book

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Venom Business, The | Crichton, Michael | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book Crichton, Michael | Venom Business, The | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book

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Scratch One | Crichton, Michael | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book Crichton, Michael | Scratch One | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book

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Grave Descend | Crichton, Michael | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book Crichton, Michael | Grave Descend | First UK Edition Trade Paper Book

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Prey | Crichton, Michael | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crichton, Michael | Prey | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2002 NY: Knopf  Advance reading copy, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by author on bookplate on FFEP

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2006 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Airframe | Crichton, Michael | Book - Advance Reading Copy Crichton, Michael | Airframe | Book - Advance Reading Copy

1996 NY: Knopf   Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps.

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Michael Crichton Bibliography

Novels
  • Odds On - 1966 (as John Lange)
  • Scratch One - 1967 (as John Lange)
  • Easy Go - 1968 (as John Lange ) (also titled as The Last Tomb)
  • A Case of Need - 1968 (as Jeffery Hudson) (re-released as Crichton in 1993)
  • Zero Coolas John Lange - 1969
  • The Andromeda Strain - 1969
  • The Venom Business - 1969 (as John Lange)
  • Drug of Choice - 1970 (as John Lange (also titled Overkill)
  • Dealing - 1970 (as Michael Douglas with brother Douglas Crichton)
  • Grave Descend - 1970 (as John Lange)
  • Binary - 1972 (as John Lange) (re-released as by Crichton in 1993)
  • The Terminal Man - 1972
  • The Great Train Robbery - 1975
  • Eaters of the Deadalso titled The 13th Warrior - 1976
  • 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
  • Next - 2006
  • Pirate Latitudes - 2009 (posthumous publication)
  • Micro - 2011 (posthumous publication, completed by Richard Preston)
  • Dragon Teeth - May 2017 (posthumous publication)
Non-Fiction
  • Five Patients - 1970
  • Jasper Johns - 1977
  • Electronic Life - 1983
  • Travels - 1988
Michael Crichton Awards
  • Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award, 1968 (“A Case of Need”, written under pseudonym Jeffery Hudson) and 1980 (“The Great Train Robbery”).
  • Association of American Medical Writers Award, 1970 (“Five Patients”)
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Technical Achievement Award, 1995 (“for pioneering computerized motion picture budgeting and scheduling”)
  • George Foster Peabody Award (for the TV series "ER”)
  • Writer’s Guild of America Award, Best Long Form Television Script of 1995 (for “ER”) Emmy, Best Dramatic Series, 1996 (for “ER”)

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