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« on: November 05, 2008, 01:35:35 PM »

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27557143

Wow. MSNBC just announced author Michael Crichton has passed away after a 'private battle' with cancer.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 01:44:39 PM »

I just heard! Such sad news! Studs Terkel last week was bad enough even though he was in his 90's, but I didn't even know Michael Crichton was ill. Such a sad and untimely passing!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 02:39:58 PM »

Just read about it. R.I.P.  Bluesad
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 02:53:21 PM »

Just wait until someone clones him and opens a theme park...
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 03:36:45 PM »

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081105/ap_en_tv/obit_crichton_7

Michael Crichton has died at the age of 66.  This is sad news for all of his fans, like myself.

Jurassic Park is both one of my favorite books and movies.

His books were both fascinating, interesting, and some of the best modern science fiction being written today.  Not one to limit himself, Crichton's work included historical fiction, social commentary, and others.  His latest book Next, was a great read which realistically delt with genetic engenering.  JP was the monster movie version, Next delt with gene patents, research, and the problems that could happen today.

This is a loss for the literary world.

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 03:41:20 PM »

Wow.....that really sucks. I didn't even know that he was ill.

My thoughts go out to his friends and family in this time of tough loss.  He was a great writer as well.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 08:54:04 PM »

Hardly mentioned is the fact that CRICHTON wrote and directed WESTWORLD.  We will miss you!   Good night, MICHAEL
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 08:55:51 PM »

Thanks for the awe inspiring stories, RIP.   Bluesad
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008, 11:35:02 PM »

His books always entertained me, but they also made me think.

Ah Michael, we hardly knew ye . . .
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008, 07:16:55 PM »

Ah Michael, we hardly knew ye . . .

Indeed. I had no idea he was that tall.

RIP.
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008, 07:14:05 AM »

RIP, Michael.

He was the guy who answered my question as to why I liked (and still do like) dinosaurs as a kid: in Jurassic Park, he has Alan Grant say that children saw dinosaurs as 'symbolic parents'.  Smile
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008, 11:30:34 AM »

That's really a shame.  I'm afraid that I've only read Sphere which was pretty good and WAY better than the film, but he was certainly a man with some interesting ideas.
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