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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:28 AM

The man who brought us such books as The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Timeline and many more has passed away.

Michael Chricton was a great fiction writer and will be greatly missed.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:32 AM

Just read this... Was never a fan of Jurassic Park.. but RIP

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:37 AM

What?!?! No more laser monkeys? That sucks.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:39 AM

RIP

My favorite Chrichton book was one of his first..."Andromeda Starin"
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:42 AM

I liked "Next"
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:18 AM

How about 'Eaters of the Dead'! That was a cool book, and based on a translation of an old diary of an Arab hanging out with some Vikings. It's like an early ethnography.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:24 AM

state of fear .. the way it was written , it was almost like he was just documenting an actual event ... made you kinda wonder
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:39 AM

Bummer :P
I re-read "Prey" recently...Michael Crichton could really spin a yarn that sucked you right in. I cant think of any of his novels that didnt have that effect. Rest In Peace
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:29 PM

Always a fan of M.C. - he actually graduated from the same high school I did in Roslyn, NY waaaaay before I did, but it was cool to have that "celebrity" connection. Liked most of his work, though the "Timeline" movie was awful, the book was good. I loved how he always researched every detail very carefully and came across as an expert on whatever subject his books tackled. He will be missed...
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:03 PM

Crichton's unbelievably awesome brand of science-barely-fiction will be sorely missed. I may have to pick up a novel of his in tribute. I've read Jurassic Park, Lost World, Sphere, Next, Andromeda Strain, and was an enormous fan of his television series ER, often imitated, never duplicated. RIP!
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 12:46 PM

Aww crap! I might have to bump "Sphere" up on my re-reading list...

Although, its not as sad to me as the day Kurt Vonnegut died.... Still sucks though.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:18 PM

View PostMurderDeathKill, on Nov 6 2008, 02:03 PM, said:

Crichton's unbelievably awesome brand of science-barely-fiction will be sorely missed. I may have to pick up a novel of his in tribute. I've read Jurassic Park, Lost World, Sphere, Next, Andromeda Strain, and was an enormous fan of his television series ER, often imitated, never duplicated. RIP!


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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:29 PM

That's because you don't have ovaries. ER is the real deal; G.A. is a soap opera in a hospital.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:59 PM

View PostViolator, on Nov 8 2008, 02:29 PM, said:

That's because you don't have ovaries. ER is the real deal; G.A. is a soap opera in a hospital.


Hahahaha. This is true.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:21 PM

View PostMurderDeathKill, on Nov 6 2008, 01:03 PM, said:

Crichton's unbelievably awesome brand of science-barely-fiction will be sorely missed. I may have to pick up a novel of his in tribute. I've read Jurassic Park, Lost World, Sphere, Next, Andromeda Strain, and was an enormous fan of his television series ER, often imitated, never duplicated. RIP!

you should pick up Prey. it's my favorite book of his. Sphere was good too, Jurassic Park would've been better if I hadn't watched the movies way before reading the book.
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