Born: October 23, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: November 5, 2008 in Los Angeles, California Pen Name: John Lange, Jeffery Hudson, Michael Douglas when writing with his younger brother Douglas Connection to Illinois: Crichton was born in Chicago. Biography: Michael Crichton was an award-winning author, film producer, film director, medical doctor and television producer. He is best known for his scientific themed suspense novels, films and television programs. The author of the groundbreaking novels ''The Andromeda Strain'', ''The Great Train Robbery'', ''Jurassic Park'', ''Prey'', and ''State of Fear'', among many others, his books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have been successfully adapted for fifteen feature films including: ''Westworld'', ''Coma'', ''Looker'', ''Runaway'' and ''Twister''. He was also the creator of the television hit, ''ER'' and the director of ''Westworld'', ''Coma'', ''The Great Train Robbery'' and ''Looker''. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year. He received an Emmy, a Peabody, and a Writer's Guild of America Award for the television series ''ER''.While Crichton was born in Chicago, he was raised in New York and lived the majority of his adult life in California. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University before tutoring at Cambridge University in anthropology and later registering at Harvard Medical School.
- '''''A Case of Need''''' - written as Jeffery Hudson
- -- Edgar Allan Poe Award by Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel, 1969 '''''Five Patients'''''
- -- Association of American Medical Writers Award, 1970 '''''The Great Train Robbery'''''
- -- Edgar Award
Michael Crichton on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=michael+crichton
|A case of need
ISBN: 9781501216275 OCLC: 990933440
|A case of need /
ISBN: 0451210638 OCLC: 32437038 Signet, New York :  Murder? Botched surgery? Accidental malpractice? Someone violating the Hippocratic oath? No one knows exactly ... Only one doctor is willing to push his way through the hidden medical data and secrets to learn the truth.
ISBN: 0345526775 OCLC: 35723547 Alfred Knopf, New York : 1996. An airliner porpoises over the Pacific--dives and rises--killing a number of passengers. Human or technical error? On the answer depend a big overseas sale to China and company jobs. Vice-president Casey Singleton battles TV hounds, intrigues and a hostile CEO as she tries to determine the cause.
ISBN: 9781783291250 OCLC: 262457 A duel to the death between a mad millionaire who wants to destroy San Diego and the cool, tough government agent who must stop him.
ISBN: 9780307816504 OCLC: 795523487 Vintage, New York : 2012. Armed with the latest gifts of advanced technology, a California scientist (male), a ruthless corporation agent (female), and a mercenary hunter (male) face the dangers of the Congo jungle in search of the diamonds of the lost city of Zinj.
ISBN: 0061782556 OCLC: 6602970 Knopf : New York : 1980. On an expedition to return Amy, his talking gorilla, to her home in the Congo, Professor Peter Elliot is joined by others who hope to find a legendary diamond mine guarded by mutant gorillas.
ISBN: 9781453299326 OCLC: 854852068 Open Road Media, New York : 2013. To rescue his girlfriend, a weed dealer scraps for a score. The suitcase looks like a standard weekend bag. But like the man who carries it, it isn't what it seems. Lined with tinfoil to mask the smell, it is a smuggler's bag and will soon be filled to the brim with marijuana bricks. The smuggler is a Harvard student who has come to California to make his fortune. He hopes to score not just with his connection but with his new girlfriend, a Golden State beauty with an appetite for fine weed. When the deal goes south, she takes the fall, and a crooked FBI agent swipes half the stash. To free his girl, this pothead will have to make the deal of a lifetime. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.
|Dealing, or, The Berkeley-to-Boston forty-brick lost-bag blues :
ISBN: 039442168X OCLC: 114405 Alfred A. Knopf, New York : 1971, ©1970.
ISBN: 9780345539007 OCLC: 820302823 Ballantine, New York : 2012, ©1993. An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss--a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have--Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain. As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company's secrets--and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down.
ISBN: 9781460752784 OCLC: 1027954700 The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled Yale student William Johnson. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, so he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. Soon William joins forces with Cope and stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. The struggle to protect this extraordinary treasure tests William's newfound resilience, and pits him against some of the West's most dangerous and notorious characters.
|Dragon teeth :
ISBN: 0062473352 OCLC: 973413865 "The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop, two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the West to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William's newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West's most notorious characters."--
|Drug of choice
ISBN: 9781491595374 OCLC: 926466667 On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it.
|Drug of choice /
ISBN: 1783291230 OCLC: 862979212 When Dr. Roger Clark travels to the Caribbean to investigate Eden Island, a resort run by bioengineers, he uncovers frightening secrets about the place and the corporation underwriting it.
ISBN: 9781501216404 OCLC: 926466760 Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site, and plunder it. But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it, and with their lives?
|Easy go /
ISBN: 1783291206 OCLC: 857524941 "Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site--and plunder it. But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it ... and with their lives?"--Publisher.
|Eaters of the dead :
ISBN: 0061782637 OCLC: 1959473 It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to the north. Fadlan belatedly discovers that his job is to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings--but just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea.
|Electronic life :
ISBN: 0394534069 OCLC: 9646447 Knopf, New York : 1983.
|Five patients :
ISBN: 0345354648 OCLC: 31426841 Ballantine Books, New York : 1989, ©1970 Michael Crichton takes a look at venerable Massachusetts General, giving firsthand accounts of five true and poignant cases which reveal the near-miraculous proficiency--and sometimes alarming inefficiency--of a major city hospital. A dramatic, behind-the-scenes tale from the author of Sphere.
ISBN: 0712680314 OCLC: 42952562 Century, London : 2000.
|Grave descend /
ISBN: 1783291249 OCLC: 857524942 "Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying ... In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head."--Publisher.
ISBN: 0500092400 OCLC: 30738087 Thames and Hudson, London : 1994. This new edition presents a completely revised, expanded and updated version of a modern classic. Jasper Johns's recent pieces, with their puns, optical illusions and embedded images have attracted considerable critical attention. Crichton, who knows Johns and has collected his work for over 20 years, here offers intimate glimpses of the artist's potent and seemingly contradictory aspects. Accompanying the text is a whole portfolio of illustrations, providing an overview of his work as painter, sculptor and printmaker. Over 200 works are reproduced, including colour and foldout reproductions.
|Jasper Johns /
ISBN: 0874270243 OCLC: 3001846 "This book pairs two major talents of our time, the painter/sculptor/printmaker Jasper Johns and the physician/novelist/filmmaker Michael Crichton."--Jacket.
ISBN: 9781501216909 OCLC: 898531355 An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Creatures once extinct now roam Jurassic Park, soon to be opened as a theme park. But something goes wrong, and science proves a dangerous toy.
|Jurassic Park :
ISBN: 0345538986 OCLC: 22511027 Knopf : New York : 1990. An American bioengineering research firm erects a theme park on a Caribbean island, complete with living dinosaurs, and invites a group of scientists to be its first terrified guests.
ISBN: 0060873167 OCLC: 73503259 HarperCollins Publishers, New York : ©2006. In a near-future world where biotechnology and genetic research has become big business, the discovery of several transgenic animals leads to a legal and ethical battle over the rights to genes that can be used for commercial purposes.
ISBN: 9781443412698 OCLC: 857139281 HarperCollins Publishers, New York : ©2006. In a near-future world where biotechnology and genetic research has become big business, the discovery of several transgenic animals leads to a legal and ethical battle over the rights to genes that can be used for commercial purposes.
|Odds on /
ISBN: 1783291184 OCLC: 862979213 The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: every aspect of the scheme has been simulated on a computer, down to the last variable. The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own - and the sort of variables no computer can fathom ...
|Odds on :
ISBN: 9781453299234 OCLC: 854852495 Open Road Media, New York : 2013. They thought their daring hotel robbery scheme was airtight, but three men are about to learn that nothing is that simple at the Hotel Reina ... To rob the finest resort in fascist Spain, three Americans need to blend in among the Mediterranean elite. And to do so, they will each need a gorgeous girl as cover. They find a depraved millionaire, a drug-addled nymphomaniac, and an assistant hotel manager who enjoys mingling with her handsome guests after hours. The would-be thieves have used an IBM supercomputer to plan the perfect heist. Their crime has been calculated to the last detail, with every possible contingency planned for, save one: the women. The Hotel Reina is crawling with femmes fatales, and these crooks will be lucky to escape with the shirts on their backs.
ISBN: 9780730448426 OCLC: 854849265 HarperCollins Publishers, 2013. 'Fast-moving, gripping' Daily Mail 'Full of non-stop action, danger, thrills and blood'GUARDIAN Jamaica 1665. A lone British outpost in Spanish-controlled Caribbean waters. Its capital, Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns and bawdy houses - is the last place anyone would expect an attack to be launched on a Spanish stronghold. Yet that is the plan of renowned privateer Captain Charles Hunter and Charles II's ruling governor, Sir James Almont. The target is the sheer-cliffed and impregnable Matanceros, guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla. Hunter's ragtag crew of buccaneers must brave raging hurricanes, cannibals, sea monsters and the Spanish fleet, but if they succeed they will make history ... and a fortune in gold. 'Up there with the best of his work' DAILY TELEGRAPH.
|Pirate latitudes :
ISBN: 0061929379 OCLC: 318430694 "Michael Crichton presents a story about pirates in the New World"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 0060536969 OCLC: 51050036 Harper Audio, [New York] : ℗2002. Deep in the remote Nevada desert, eight people are trapped inside of the Xymos Corporation by a rapidly evolving swarm of predatory molecules that have massed together to form a powerful and intelligent organism that is targeting its creators.
ISBN: 0061703087 OCLC: 50511161 Harper Collins Publishers, New York : 2002. Deep in the remote Nevada desert, eight people are trapped inside of the Xymos Corporation by a rapidly evolving swarm of predatory molecules that have massed together to form a powerful and intelligent organism that is targeting its creators.
|Rising sun /
ISBN: 0099233010 OCLC: 35667086 Arrow, London : 1992
|Rising sun :
ISBN: 9780345538970 OCLC: 24216739 Knopf : New York : ©1992. During the grand opening celebration of the new American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue and a violent business battle that takes no prisoners.
|Scratch one /
ISBN: 1783291192 OCLC: 857524940 "To prevent an arms shipment from reaching the Middle East a terrorist group has been carrying out targeted assassinations in Egypt ... Portugal ... Denmark ... France. In response, the United States sends one of its deadliest agents to take the killers down. But when the agent is delayed in transit, lawyer Roger Carr gets mistaken for him. Now, with some of the world's deadliest men after him, will he survive long enough to prove his identity?"--Publisher.
ISBN: 9781501216848 OCLC: 962466307 The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination, Sphere is Crichton truly masterful fiction from the ingenious mind that brought us Prey, State of Fear, and Jurassic Park.
ISBN: 0061990558 OCLC: 641532520 Harpercollins, New York : 2011, ©1987. In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface of the water, a huge vessel is discovered resting on the ocean floor. Rushed to the scene is a group of American scientists who descend together into the depths of the sea to investigate this astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanations. It is a spaceship.
|State of fear
ISBN: 9781440705984 OCLC: 311820026 Playaway Digital Audio ; [Solon, Ohio] : ©2009. In Paris, a graduate student in a secret laboratory reveals a powerful new technology to a beautiful and mysterious woman. A few hours later, the student is drugged and dumped in a river. Radical environmental terrorists are launching a fanatical campaign--and the very future of the world they seek to protect may be at stake. Only MIT scientist and federal agent John Kenner can stop the deadly plot before the terrifying consequences are realized--and millions die.
|State of fear /
ISBN: 0061782661 OCLC: 56759026 HarperCollins, London : 2004. An eco-thriller takes readers to such far-flung locales as Paris, Iceland, Antarctica, and the Solomon Islands.
|The Andromeda strain
ISBN: 9781101974490 OCLC: 951948170 A military space probe, sent to collect extraterrestrial organisms from the upper atmosphere, is knocked out of orbit and falls to Earth. Twelve miles from the crash site, an inexplicable and deadly phenomenon terrorizes the residents of a sleepy desert town in Arizona, leaving only two survivors: an elderly addict and a newborn infant. The United States government is forced to mobilize Project Wildfire, a top-secret emergency response protocol. Four of the nation's most elite biophysicists are summoned to a clandestine underground laboratory located five stories beneath the desert and fitted with an automated atomic self-destruction mechanism for cases of irremediable contamination. Under conditions of total news blackout and the utmost urgency, the scientists race to understand and contain the crisis.--Page 4 of cover.
|The Andromeda strain /
ISBN: 006170315X OCLC: 12231 A.A. Knopf : New York : 1969. A military satellite launched to collect organisms in the upper atmosphere comes down in Arizona. Within a few hours, almost everyone in a nearby town is dead. A team of scientists is assembled to investigate.
|The great train robbery /
ISBN: 0804171289 OCLC: 1175916 Knopf : New York : 1975. In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, as lively as legend, and studded with all the suspense and style of a modern fiction master, here is a classic caper novel set a decade before the age of dynamite--yet nonetheless explosive ...
|The lost world
ISBN: 9781784752231 OCLC: 910177788
|The lost world :
ISBN: 0345538994 OCLC: 32924490 Knopf : New York : 1995. On an island off Costa Rica there exists a hush-hush colony of giant animals which attracts the attention of two expeditions. The first one, including children, is led by a paleontologist, the other is made up of evil scientists who want to do experiments. The animals rout both without much concern for their motives.
|The Michael Crichton collection.
ISBN: 0739340336 OCLC: 71192987 Random House Audio, New York : 2006. A collection of twelve audio discs featuring three works by Michael Crichton including Airframe, The Lost World, and Timeline.
|The terminal man
ISBN: 9780804171298 OCLC: 876719702 A computer specialist suffering from violent seizures has electrodes implanted in his brain to soothe his impulses. He soon learns to program the implants himself, and escapes the hospital, a homicidal maniac with a deadly agenda.
|The terminal man /
ISBN: 0788744682 OCLC: 44395241 Recorded Books, Prince Frederick, MD : ℗1999, ©1972. "Brilliant, neurotic computer specialist Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. To the members of the Neuropsychiatric Research Unit of a Los Angeles hospital, he is the perfect human guinea pig. They are convinced that computer-controlled electrodes, when implanted in his brain, will soothe his violent impulses."--Container.
|The venom business
ISBN: 9781501216466 OCLC: 907120032 Brilliance Audio, Grand Haven, MI : p2015. As an expert handler of venomous snakes, and a smuggler of rare artifacts, Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job body-guarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn't make him break a sweat. But when the attempts on the man's life nearly get Raynaud killed, he's left wondering if he's the killers' real target.
|The venom business /
ISBN: 1783291222 OCLC: 862979305 A herpetologist must use his special skills and knowledge to avert death and disaster.
ISBN: 9780345539014 OCLC: 39348527 Alfred A. Knopf, New York : 1999. A Yale history professor travels back in time to 15th century France and gets stuck, unable to return to the present. His colleagues organize a rescue and on landing in France become involved in the Hundred Years War.
ISBN: 9780804171274 OCLC: 17550457 Knopf : New York : 1988. Fueled by a powerful curiosity--and by a need to see and feel and hear, firsthand and close-up--Michael Crichton's travels have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling. This is a record of those travels--an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.
ISBN: 9781501216442 OCLC: 927103385 American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact. From Barcelona to the rain-swept streets of Paris, from the towers of the Alhambra to its darkest catacombs, Peter Ross is an ordinary man in desperate circumstances: racing to uncover a secret lost for centuries, before he becomes its next victim.
|Zero cool /
ISBN: 1783291214 OCLC: 862979214 In 1967, American radiologist Peter Ross takes a vacation to the south of Spain, where he meets a beautiful woman on a beach and finds himself swept up in a gang war over a precious artifact.