Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton /ˈmaɪkl̩ ˈkɹaɪtn̩/ (Chicago, Illinois, 23 de octubre de 1942 – Los Ángeles, California, 4 de noviembre de 2008) fue un médico, escritor y cineasta estadounidense, considerado el iniciador del estilo narrativo llamado tecno-thriller.
Se han vendido más de 150 millones de copias literarias de sus obras, la mayoría best-sellers, que han sido traducidas a más de treinta idiomas y de las cuales doce se han llevado al cine. Quizá principalmente conocido por ser el padre de Parque Jurásico, lo es también de la prestigiosa serie de televisión, ER (Urgencias).
Es la única persona que ha tenido en el mismo instante el libro más vendido (Acoso), la película número uno en la taquilla (Parque Jurásico) y la serie de televisión con mayor audiencia (ER – Urgencias).

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1942-10-23
  • Falleció: 2008-11-04
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008), best known as Michael Crichton, was an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively). His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes (published November 24, 2009), and a final unfinished techno-thriller yet to be released. Forbes listed Crichton in tenth place in its list of "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities" of 2009. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Crichton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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