Authors > Michael Crichton

"Michael’s talent outscaled even his own dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. He was the greatest at blending science with big theatrical concepts...There is no one in the wings that will ever take his place." — Steven Spielberg

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The Andromeda Strain

A military space probe, sent to collect extraterrestrial organisms from the upper atmosphere, is knocked out of orbit and falls to Earth. Under conditions of total news blackout and the utmost urgency, the scientists race to understand and contain the crisis. But the Andromeda Strain proves different from anything they've ever seen--and what they don't know could not only hurt them, but lead to unprecedented worldwide catastrophe.

Year: 1969     Genre: ApocalpysePost Apocalypse

The Great Train Robbery

Based on fact, as lively as legend, and studded with all the suspense and style of a modern fiction master, here is a classic caper novel set a decade before the age of dynamite--yet nonetheless explosive....

Year: 1975     Genre: Historical

Jurassic Park

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them--for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . .

Year: 1990     Genre: Action & Adventure SFPaleontologyTechnological Thriller

The Lost World

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end--the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, and the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived. . . .

Year: 1995     Genre: Action & Adventure SFPaleontology

Dragon Teeth

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape, and two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other.

Year: 2017     Genre: PaleontologyWesterns

Oct 23, 1942 -- Nov 04, 2008
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1966Odds On Heist Caper, Spain
1967Scratch One Arms Dealing, France
1968Easy Go Adventure, Treasure Hunt, Egypt
1969The Andromeda Strain Apocalpyse, Post Apocalypse
1969The Venom Business Crime Fiction, Thriller
1969Zero Cool Crime Fiction, Thriller, Paris, Spain
1970Drug of Choice Scientific Thriller, Caribbean
1970Grave Descend Adventure, Caribbean
1972Binary Thriller
1972The Terminal Man Medical Thriller, Psychological Thriller
1975The Great Train Robbery Historical
1987Sphere Action & Adventure SF
1990Jurassic Park Action & Adventure SF, Paleontology, Technological Thriller
1992Rising Sun Police Procedural
1995The Lost World Action & Adventure SF, Paleontology
1996Airframe Technological Thriller
1999Timeline Action & Adventure SF, Time Travel
2002Prey Hard SF, Technological Thriller
2004State of Fear Technological Thriller
2006Next Technological Thriller
2011Microby Michael Crichton and Richard PrestonScience Fiction, Technological Thriller
2017Dragon Teeth Paleontology, Westerns