Friday, November 14, 2008

Michael Crichton passed away 

He was a good author, and he was only 66 (he died of cancer). I read only a few of his books and found them like bubblegum (the later books were bubblegum with an aftertaste - there was substance that stayed with you). I read Jurassic Park in 10th Grade. It was my first exposure to chaos theory, a subject I'm still obsessed with through today. Thank you, Mr. Criton. And thank you for a lifetime of entertaining books. You earned your money.

Michael Crighton... ah. His position on global warming? Not so much. Having said that, he wrote some of the most popular and thought-provoking science fiction (in the traditional sense of the word) stories of the last 30 years. (Congo was a personal favorite, as was Timeframe.) Oh, and he came up with the idea for ER, the longest running prime time drama in US history (I think..) which isn't bad either.
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