One of my favorite writers is Michael Crichton. He is
also one of the most famous and prolific Science-Fiction
authors of our time. His books have impacted my life in many
He leads a very interesting life. He was born in Chicago
in 1942. After receiving his Doctorate degree, he realized
that he didn't really like being a doctor. So, he turned to
writing. He used his vast knowledge of science acquired in
medical school to incorporate realism in his books.
One of the best aspects of his writing is the amount of
scientific information he can cram into his books and still
make them very entertaining. Ilearn something new every
time I read one of his books. This also makes it very
realistic. Instead of just saying that they found a way to
grow baby dinosaurs, he explains how they did it. This is
one of the reasons that almost all of his books are
He has had a very successful career as a writer. Almost
every book he has written has been made in to a movie. These
include titles such as; Jurassic Park, The Lost
World, Congo, Sphere and Disclosure.
These are high grossing, multiple releases. Crichton also,
came up with the idea for the hit show, ER. And you thought
writers had boring lives.
So, you can learn a lot from Michael Crichton. He is not only
a writer, but a teacher, a scientist, and an entertainer. He
is definitely one of the greatest writers of our time.
Patrick and Tamaralin believe that Michael Crichton is a hero due in part to his prolific output of successful movies and books. Does being a successful writer and filmmaker make
you a hero? Or are there other qualities a hero often has?
Are all published writers heroes? Write about it in our MY HERO Guestbook.
Tamaralin from Hamilton, ONTARIO Canada- 1/1/1998 at 2:56:00 PM.
My hero is: Sara Harding from the book, "The Lost World" by Mi.
Sara Harding had amazing character and determination. She was smart,
determined and dedicated to her work. I know that the story/movie, "The
Lost World," was just a story, but the way that Michael Crichton and
Steven Spielberg portrayed this lady makes her a hero in my books.
Michael Crichton is also my hero. He is so smart. He has the most vivid
imagination I have seen in an Author. The books, "Jurassic Park and The
Lost World," opened up completely new doors for me. I am finding stuff
out about Re-Generation, that alot of people would not know. I am very knowledgeable of Dinosaurs now. Unlike before when I did not even know
what a Deinonychus was. Paleontology and Science are such amazing things
to write about because science is such a rapidly changing subject, what
you are writing about(fictional science) may just be true. Science is
now my 95% major. Iwas not interested in that subject until after I had
read those books and seen the movies. I would like to thank Sara Harding
and Michael Crichton for opening up a new world of possibilities for