The novelist Michael Crichton died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Author whose novel Jurassic Park was adapted into a wildly successful film. His other science and technology-themed thrillers include The Andromeda Strain, Congo, and Timeline.
He was married five times, to Joan Radam, Kathy St. Johns, Suzanne Childs, Anne-Marie Martin, and Sherri Alexander. He had two children.
“The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.'” (Michael Crichton)
“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.” (Michael Crichton)
“Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.” (Michael Crichton)
“Readers probably haven’t heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.” (Michael Crichton)
“I want a news service that tells me what no one knows but is true nonetheless.” (Michael Crichton)