domingo, 24 de julio de 2016

A Little eBook with Michael Crichton's biography

Michael Crichton: A Biography by [T., Steven]
Biographies of Michael Crichton have been published in various of the books about his works (see in this very section of The Complete Michael Crichton). Here's a little eBook with another one. Available from most eBook sellers.

miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2016

Randy Olson: Michael Crichton had deep “narrative intuition”

Scientist, filmmaker and author Randy Olson uses Michel Crichton's writings as an example of the strategies he recommends in his latest book "Houston, we have a narrative - Why Science needs story" 

miércoles, 1 de julio de 2015

Jurassic World and Michael Crichton in STARBURST

With the release of Jurassic World (2015) dinosaurs and Isla Nublar came back into the spotlight. However, Starburst magazine went further and remembered that it all began in Michael Crichton's mind.

The June 2015 issue included various articles about dinosaurs on screen, including a review of the original trilogy and the new film, and a full article about Michael Crichton and his work. But it also included an article about Westworld and its upcoming reboot for TV.

In summary, a necessary addition to anyone's collection on Michael Crichton !

jueves, 24 de abril de 2014


Michael Crichton: A Critical Companion

Published in 1996 in the Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers series and written by Elizabeth A. Trembley. It includes chapters on Michael Crichton's life and his Literary Heritage, and one for each novel from The Andromeda Strain (1969) to The Lost World (1995).

The Science of Jurassic Park and The Lost World or, How to Build a Dinosaur

The movies Jurassic Park and The lost World harnessed such a success that they soon became Michael Crichton´s best known novels. This book by Rob DeSalle and David Lindley in 1997 analysed the scientific verosimilitude of these works.

Michael Crichton. A Reader's Checklist And Reference Guide

By 1999 there obviously were already avid collectors of Michael Crichton works who would be interested in a checklist to be fully up to date. This little pocket book did the job, including Cricthon´s novels under the various pseudonyms he used.

Readings on Michael Cricthon
This 2004 Literary Compoanion from the Greenhaven Press covered some novels up to Prey and additional chapters on movies, including a very interesting one specifically on the scietific accuracy in films and one on Jurrasic Park.

The Science of Michael Crichton
Once again, the science in Michael Cricthon's works attracts attention. In this occasion it is a collection of chapters edited by science in films expert Kevin Grazier in 2008 as part of the Science of Pop Culture series of Benbella Books.
Conversations with Michael Crichton
An invaualble book for any Michael Cricthon fan, this volume collects various articles about the author and several magazine interviews as well as transcripts of TV interviews. A great posthumous homage to the great writer, published in 2011 and edited by Robert Golla; perhaps the definitive book to draw a profile of Michael Crichton.