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    Default 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Nov 5, 3:24 PM (ET)

    By HILLEL ITALIE
    (AP) In this Dec. 7, 2004 file photo, author Michael Crichton poses at The Peninsula Hotel in New York....
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    NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Michael Crichton, the million-selling author of such historic and prehistoric science fantasies as "Jurassic Park,""Timeline" and "The Andromeda Strain," says the author has died in Los Angeles. Crichton died Tuesday at age 66. He had been privately battling cancer, his family said.
    "Through his books, Michael Crichton served as an inspiration to students of all ages, challenged scientists in many fields, and illuminated the mysteries of the world in a way we could all understand," his family said in a statement.
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    Dang, this was a shock! One of my favorites!



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    Default Re: 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Wow!!! I didn't know he was even 66.

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    Default Re: 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    One of those guys I always meant to get around to reading. Sad to see. : (

    Will, what's your favorite book of his? (Or, where would you recommend starting?)
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    Default Re: 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    What a shocker. Didn't know he was fighting cancer. That's pretty young, that's for certain.

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    Default Re: 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    I liked Congo.

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    Default Re: 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    May he rest in peace. One of my favorite authors by a large margin...

    His best works in my opinion: Jurassic Park and The Lost World, of course; State of Fear; Congo; Prey; Airframe.

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    Default Re: 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    I loved Timeline.

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    Default Re: 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    Did he write Sphere?

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    Default Re: 'Jurassic Park' author Michael Crichton dies at 66

    He was one of my very favorites as well. State of Fear may be one of the greatest fiction books ever. Will be greatly missed.

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