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Michael Crichton - f.1942 - alias John Lange alias Jeffrey Hudson - "tekno-trillerens fader" har udgivet bøger siden 1971. I forløbet uddannelse som antrolog og læge. Hertil kommer computerstudier og færdigheder. Vandt 1994 en Oscar for computer-film-teknik. Modtog en Emmy i 1995 for sin produktion af ER. Hans helt store talent består i at indsamle, omslutte og beskrive nye emner i nærmest maniske tempi og faktuelle højdepunkter. Talrige bestsellers som Akut tilfælde, Den elektriske mand, Det store togrøveri, Congo, Kuglen, Solen stiger, Jurassic Park, Afsløring, Den forsvundne verden samt Airframe og Timeline. Filmmanus til Twister med sin hustru. Hertil kommer kunsterbiografi (Jasper Johns) og rejsebeskrivelser fra hans mange eksotiske rejsemål. Sjælden multi-begavet forfatter, hvorfra der kan forventes mere. Emnerne er globale og scenen er hele verden. Et sjældent talent.
Michael Crichton -
was born in Chicago, in 1942. He went the Harvard Medical School. After graduating, Crichton embarked on a career as a writer and filmmaker. Called "the father of the techno-thriller," his novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, and the sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World. He has also written four books of nonfiction, including Five Patients, Jasper Johns, and his autobiography, Travels.

His novels have been translated into at least twenty languages. Many have been made into films, including the phenominally successful Jurassic Park. Crichton has directed six films, among them Westworld, Coma, and The Great Train Robbery. Always interested in computers, he once ran a software company, FilmTrack, and made a computer game, Amazon. His film, Westworld, has the distinction of being the first feature film to employ digitized images in 1973.

In Crichton's early works most of his books deal with preexisting literary forms. The Andromeda Strain is influenced by H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. Congo plays with Sir Henry Rider Haggard's classic King Solomon's Mines. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein inspired The Terminal Man, and Eaters of the Dead is swayed by Beowulf. Crichton said in an interview with Andrea Chambers of People Weekly, "The challenge is revitalizing the old forms." In most of his recent works though, he challenges his audience to think about topics of concern in our day to day culture. From the Japanese, in Rising Sun, to the topic of a man being sexually harassed in the novel Disclosure.

A more than well-gifted writer..... a great entertainer, who can switch the scene.