Michael Crichton author of such sci-fi horror classics as The Andromeda Strain, Terminal Man, Sphere, Congo and Jurassic Park, and director of such movies as Westworld, Coma and The Great Train Robbery, died today in Los Angeles. He was 66.
His mix of well-researched science and edge-of-your seat thrills made him a favorite of genre fans and mainstream readers. He’s often listed as the creator of the “techno-thriller.”
From a statement released by the family:
Through his books, Michael Crichton served as an inspiration to students of all ages, challenged scientists in many fields, and illuminated the mysteries of the world in a way we could all understand.
His voice will be missed. Ghost Radio offers condolences to his friends and family.
The Associated Press story can be read here.
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