Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Michael Crichton Has Passed...

In the midst of all this election turmoil, I almost overlooked a significant death. Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park and creator of ER, passed away on Election Day. He was 66.

Crichton was my favorite author due to his well-researched books, which brought science fiction into our modern world. Timeline remains the most interesting work of fiction I have ever read; who else could have successfully combined quantum mechanics and 14th century French history into a thriller of a novel?

You will be missed, sir.

"Companions whom I loved and, still do love.... tell them my song."

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1 comment:

Durf said...

To be honest I never read anything from the guy after Rising Sun, which was a racist piece of crap. His earlier books were great reads, though. RIP from me as well.