michael-crichtonI was shocked less than an hour ago to hear that author Michael Crichton had died at the age of 66 after battling cancer. At such a young age, it is sad to hear of such an amazing writer’s life ending. I can only think what we as readers could be missing out on in the future.

Crichton was a talented writer and individual who accomplished so much in his life. He was an author, film producer, film director, medical doctor and television producer of well known science fiction and thriller stories, films and TV shows.

Some of his most well known works are The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Disclosure, Timeline, State of Fear, Prey, Jurrasic Park, and Next. He created the popular televisions show ER, currently in it’s 15th and final season.

Many of his books went on to become major motion pictures, including: Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Coma, Congo, Disclosure, Sphere, and Timeline.

Crichton has won many awards in his time, including but not limited to: Edgar Allan Poe Award, an Emmy, a Peabody, a Writers Guild of America, and was listed in People’s Most Beautiful People list in 1992.

The world of readers will surely miss him.