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Michael Crichton

An outsize figure in al-most every possible way--he stood 6 ft. 9 in.--Michael Crichton died of cancer Nov. 4 in Los Angeles at the age of 66. It would require...

Books: Bring Back the T. Rex

Next (HarperCollins; 433 pages) is Michael Crichton's 15th novel, and I can't say for sure that it's his worst, but I can say for sure that it's the worst I've...

Books: Timeline By Michael Crichton

Given a potentially world-changing new technology, what does your modern-day greedy capitalist do? Build a theme park! That Barnumesque observation (a tad dated...

MEET MISTER WIZARD

People with something to sell and a little cash for promotion sometimes engage a publicist to put out a flattering word. Such a paper is called a press release...

Pop Fiction's Prime Provocateur

In a blue-gray bungalow on a lamppost-lined street in an unremarkable American neighborhood, squirms a man of sudden celebrity, Michael Crichton. The year just...

HOW GOOD IS HIS SCIENCE?

Michael Crichton didn't really have to get the science right to make sure The Lost World would be a best seller. But he got the science right anyway. Like many...

Books: The Crichton Strain

THE TERMINAL MAN by MICHAEL CRICHTON 247 pages. Knopf. $6.95. BINARY by JOHN LANGE 224 pages. Knopf. $5.95. Michael Crichton, 29-year-old dropout physician and...

Computers: A How-to for Have-Nots

An old hand dispenses sturdy advice to keyboard novices Personal-computer books, that enormous subindustry spawned a few years ago, are becoming increasingly...

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