Michael Crichton ( 1942-2008) was one of the most successful ovelists of his generation, admired for his meticulous scientific research and fast-paced narrative. He graduated summa cum laude and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969. His fifth ovel, ( 1966), was written under the pseudonym John Lange
and was followed by seven more Lange novels. He previousl wrote as Michael Douglas
and Jeffery Hudson
. His novel won the Edgar Award in 1969. Popular throughout the world, he has sold more than 200 million books. His ovels have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and thirteen have been made into movie.
Michael Crichton passed away from lymphoma in 2008. He was 66 years old.