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Michael Crichton, RIP

  1. Nov 5, 2008 #1

    Astronuc

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    'Jurassic Park' author, 'ER' creator Crichton dies :frown:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/11/05/obit.crichton/index.html
    The Andromeda Strain was the first Crichton book I read as a kid.
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2008 #2
    that's a bummer, he wasn't even old, yet
     
  4. Nov 5, 2008 #3
    His book Timeline sucked, but in it he talks about the two slit experiment. I got interested in that so I went online and looked up physics and found physics forums. So if you want to blame anyone blame him.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2008 #4
    "Sphere" was good
     
  6. Nov 5, 2008 #5
    WHAT? no....thats a huge bummer for Sci Fi, etc.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2008 #6
    Yea, Arthur C. Clarke, and Kurt Vonnegut went recently.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2008 #7
    I know...just hoping Bradbury doesn't go next...
     
  9. Nov 6, 2008 #8
    Damn... That's too bad.

    I read his last book Next about genetic engineering and gene therapy. I wonder if he researched all the material in the book due to his own health problems.
     
  10. Nov 6, 2008 #9
    oh man, terrible news. damn cancer! We need a cure now!
     
  11. Nov 6, 2008 #10
    Very interesting criticism of Environmentalism.

     
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  12. Nov 6, 2008 #11

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    I just got home from my pool match, put on the CTV news, and the first thing that came on was the notification of his death. I can't say that he was a great man, or otherwise praise something that I know nothing about, but he was a great writer. As with Astro, I read 'The Andromeda Strain' when I was still a child. I think that it came out about the same time as 'Binary' and 'Zero Cool', which I also have... but the intelligence and scientific believability behind his stories set him apart. He will be missed.
     
  13. Nov 6, 2008 #12
    That's very sad. A truly great mind not only for SF or ER. Much of his work will only be appreciated in a decade or two.
     
  14. Nov 6, 2008 #13
    I enjoyed his work very much. Sad to hear that he passed. Funny, I had no idea that he was a medical doctor.
     
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