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Obituary First Lines: Michael Crichton

A sampling of opening lines about the celebrated author:

“Michael Crichton, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, was like a character in a Michael Crichton novel.”   –The New York Times

“The gone-haywire theme parks of Jurassic Park and Westworld. The breakneck medical decisions of ER. The storm chasers of Twister. All these and more came from the mind of Michael Crichton…”   –E! Online

“Michael Crichton, a Harvard-trained medical doctor who applied his love and knowledge of science to write some of the most iconic sci-fi tales of his generation, died Tuesday of cancer.”   –Wired News

“His 1969 novel, The Andromeda Strain, alone would have been enough to make him a science fiction legend, but he turned out string of taut technothrillers, even equalling The Andromeda Strain’s iconic status with 1990’s Jurassic Park.”   –Discover Magazine

“Michael Crichton may puzzle or annoy in his occasional lapses in taste, but he cannot be dismissed.”   –The Christian Science Monitor

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