A man taken before his time.
Most people will remember him for his great novel, Jurassic Park, which became a blockbuster movie but may not be aware of his other work:
John Michael Crichton, M.D.(October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author, film producer, film director, medical doctor, and television producer best known for his science fiction and techno-thriller novels, films, and television programs. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide. His works were usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Disclosure, Rising Sun, Timeline, State of Fear, Prey, and Next. He was also the creator of ER, but most famous for being the author of Jurassic Park, and its sequel The Lost World, both adapted into high grossing films and leading to the very successful franchise.The Andromeda Strain was written in 1969 and was a huge success, also becoming a good movie. It introduced a new generation of readers to the sci-fi thriller genre.
Crichton was also an outspoken critic of the global warming orthodoxy that has captured the minds of people who are unable to understand the science underpinning the assumptions or the politics of those who are promoting it hardest.
Sit back and watch this great man at his best: