An acclaimed author, screenwriter, director and producer. He has written many famous books such as Jurassic Park, Timeline, Next, Sphere, State of Fear etc. many of which have been made into feature films.
Crichton also created the hit television series ER.
He was born in Chicago and went to medical school, no doubt an inspiration for the scientific aspect of most of his works that he combines with thriller fiction.
Crichton died at age 66 of Lymphoma in 2008, yet two novels will/have been published since his death, including Pirate Latitudes
"Hey, have you read Michael Crichton's book Timeline yet?"
"Yeah, it was pretty intense. And he somehow made history and quantum physics actually interesting. I know, weird..."