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Michael Crichton RIP

Blimey. Michael Crichton died today.

I read a few of his books years ago and have seen some of the films based upon his work over the years. I didn't think he was a great author by any means, and many of his views and opinions were quite suspect (to say the least in some areas such as the environment) but he was a well known figure and had name recognition.

I enjoyed some of his work (Andromeda Strain was amongst the favourites of mine as a teenager) and was annoyed by others.

RIP Michael Crichton.

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saffrongraphics
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Andromeda Strain was one of my faves too.

Ugh, he's a bit young, eh? Off to wikipedia this...

:(
dan_g
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)
I quite liked his stuff. The science was suspect, and nowhere near as real/dry as Arthur C.Clarke, but he was good at what he did, which was to apply armchair science to rip-roaring tales of adventure thus making a popcorn favourite.

The Andromeda Strain was probably the closest he came to real science, but he also penned Sphere (book better than the movie), Jurassic Park (movie and book about equal), Timeline (which is better when you try not to spot the paradox), and of course ER (which is still going strong).

Anyway, he will be missed by those of us that had really taken to his stuff and liked it for what it was...
hybridartifacts
Nov. 6th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
And the day before there was a news item that someone had cloned mice from frozen mouse bodies giving a real possibility that one day we could do the same with mammoths found frozen....
Oddly appropriate.
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