Amazing American Author <br />and <br />Creativity Extraordinaire <br />Michael Crichton<br />
Best known as the author of Jurassic Park<br />Creator of the ER<br />Wait…who?<br />
Jurassic Park<br />
Born October 23, 1942 in Chicago <br />Died November 4, 2008 of cancer (Age 66) in Los Angeles.<br />Lifetime<br />
He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Harvard and got his MD from Harvard Medical School<br />Taught Anthropology at Cambridge ...
Technical<br />Science Fiction<br />The story drives his characters <br />Focuses on cutting edge science that most reader...
In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television, film, an...
Michael Crichton published 25 novels in his lifetime between 1966 and 2008<br />An additional book, Pirates Latitude, was ...
Crichton published his first book, ‘Odds On’, in 1966.<br />It describes an attempt of robbery in an isolated hotel on Cos...
The Andromeda Strain is the 6th book that Crichton published<br />First book he published under his real name<br />In 1971...
The Andromeda Strain (trailer)<br />
Book number 17 for Michael Crichton is Jurassic Park.<br />This book sparked a revolution in the way people thought of din...
The sequel to Jurassic Park and Crichton's 20th book<br />He wasn’t originally going to make a sequel until he was urged b...
Prey is his 23rd book and my personal favorite<br />Based on a nano-robotic threat to human-kind<br />The novel serves as ...
Influence on Pop-Culture<br />
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  1. 1. Amazing American Author <br />and <br />Creativity Extraordinaire <br />Michael Crichton<br />
  2. 2. Best known as the author of Jurassic Park<br />Creator of the ER<br />Wait…who?<br />
  3. 3. Jurassic Park<br />
  4. 4. Born October 23, 1942 in Chicago <br />Died November 4, 2008 of cancer (Age 66) in Los Angeles.<br />Lifetime<br />
  5. 5. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Harvard and got his MD from Harvard Medical School<br />Taught Anthropology at Cambridge and taught Writing at MIT<br />Smarty Pants<br />
  6. 6. Technical<br />Science Fiction<br />The story drives his characters <br />Focuses on cutting edge science that most readers understand<br />Most of his books are adventures or thrillers<br />Literary style<br />
  7. 7. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television, film, and book sales.<br />Number one!<br />
  8. 8. Michael Crichton published 25 novels in his lifetime between 1966 and 2008<br />An additional book, Pirates Latitude, was published posthumously (after he died) after an assistant discovered the completed novel on his computer.<br />Another book that will be published posthumously is in the works. The publisher is currently looking for a co-author to finish the nearly complete book. The title has yet to be released, but what is known is that the book is a techno-thriller. <br />Published books<br />
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  10. 10. Crichton published his first book, ‘Odds On’, in 1966.<br />It describes an attempt of robbery in an isolated hotel on Costa Brava. The robbery is planned with the help of a Critical Path Analysis computer program, but unforeseen events get in the way.<br />Crichton publishes a lot of his early works<br /> under the pen names of John Lange, Jeffery<br />Hudson, and Michael Douglas<br />Odds On<br />
  11. 11. The Andromeda Strain is the 6th book that Crichton published<br />First book he published under his real name<br />In 1971, this novel was adapted into a movie<br />This book was later adapted into a TV miniseries in 2008. It was AWESOME<br />The Andromeda Strain<br />
  12. 12. The Andromeda Strain (trailer)<br />
  13. 13. Book number 17 for Michael Crichton is Jurassic Park.<br />This book sparked a revolution in the way people thought of dinosaurs<br />This movement was even further accentuated by the movie that was made after the book, which grossed over $900 million<br />Jurassic Park <br />
  14. 14. The sequel to Jurassic Park and Crichton's 20th book<br />He wasn’t originally going to make a sequel until he was urged by Stephen Spielberg, the director of the first movie and later the second movie.<br />The Lost World<br />
  15. 15. Prey is his 23rd book and my personal favorite<br />Based on a nano-robotic threat to human-kind<br />The novel serves as a cautionary tale about developments in science and technology; in this case, nanotechnology.<br />Prey<br />
  16. 16. Influence on Pop-Culture<br />

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