Travels Characters

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John Michael Crichton

John Michael Crichton (1942 - 2008) was a Harvard Medical School Alumnus, American author, screenwriter, director, producer, and world traveler. Crichton is best known for writing novels in the areas of science and medical fiction as well as more mainstream thrillers. Crichton's books include: Airframe, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Disclosure, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Prey, Rising Sun, Sphere, Timeline, and Travels.

Crichton learned fairly early on that a life in medicine was not for him. Crichton struggled with the required detachment from patients and their conditions. As Crichton's education continued, the more the would-be author began to dislike the way many people handled themselves in the profession. Crichton turned his full focus on writing.

Crichton's first big seller was The Andromeda Strain. After graduating from Harvard, Crichton moved to California to start a career in movies. Crichton also spent a great deal of time traveling around the...

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