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About Michael Crichton
After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Michael Crichton embarked on a career as a writer and filmmaker, whose credits include 'The Andromeda Strain', 'Westworld', 'Jurassic Park', 'Rising Sun', 'Prey' and 'State of Fear' and the TV series 'ER'. He has sold over 150 million books which have been translated into thirty-six languages; twelve have been made into films. He is the only person to have had, at the same time, the number one book, movie and TV show in the United States.
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Something has survived.
THE BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO JURASSIC PARK
Six years have passed since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park. In the years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end, the island has been indefinitely closed to the public, its park dismantled, the dinosaurs themselves destroyed.
Or so it was thought.
But something has survived. And when a team led by maverick scientist Ian Malcolm enters the mysterious 'Site B' to investigate, they are determined that this, at last, will be the end of the dinosaurs...
Michael Crichton takes the terrifying events of Jurassic Park even further in this unstoppably readable adventure sequel, told by a master storyteller.
A must-read for Jurassic Park fans: the Steven Spielberg adaption of The Lost World made numerous major plot changes to the original novel, making this the true last unexplored frontier of the Jurassic Park world...
Sometimes, it seems like you can reach out and touch the past...
An old man wearing a brown robe is found wandering disoriented in the Arizona desert. He is miles from any human habitation and has no memory of how he got to be there, or who he is. The only clue to his identity is the plan of a medieval monastery in his pocket.
In France, Professor Edward Johnston and his students are studying the ruins of a medieval town. Suspicious of the knowledge of the site shown by their mysterious financier, he returns to the US to investigate. But in his absence, the students make a disturbing discovery in the ruins: the long-decayed remains of Johnston's glasses - and a message in modern English.
The implications are staggering. The consequences are earth-shaking. And the distant past isn't so distant any more.
Increasingly considered an underappreciated classic that stands proudly alongside his more famous works like Jurassic Park and Westworld, Timeline confirms Michael Crichton as the king of the high-concept thriller, and a master storyteller to boot.
Fifty years after The Andromeda Strain made Michael Crichton a household name - and spawned a new genre, the technothriller - the threat returns, in a gripping sequel that is terrifyingly realistic and resonant.
Half a century ago, a military satellite was knocked out of orbit and fell to Earth in northern Arizona, bringing with it a hostile microbe that nearly wiped out an entire town. The two survivors and the fallen satellite were taken to an underground laboratory code--named Project Wildfire--a top-secret emergency response protocol headed by the nation's most elite scientists, who quickly isolated an extraterrestrial organism they dubbed the Andromeda Strain. With its ability to mutate suddenly and adapt to any environment, the organism threatened to annihilate all human life from the planet.
And then it disappeared.
In the ensuing decades, a group assigned to track and identify any trace of the microbe has seen no sign of Andromeda. But when a bizarre anomaly appears without warning, the team discovers the tell-tale chemical signature of the deadly microparticle. Now, a new generation of Project Wildfire scientists must race to understand the Andromeda Strain and destroy it before it sets off an unprecedented worldwide catastrophe.
The book is a collaboration between CrichtonSun and author Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse).
"The Andromeda Evolution is both a kick-ass sequel and a loving tribute to one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written. Daniel H. Wilson has taken up Crichton's mantle and reinvented the techno-thriller, by continuing the tale that invented that genre. This is a meticulously crafted adventure story, packed with action, mystery, wonder, and just enough hard science to scare the hell out of you. So good!" -Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One
Ancient discoveries. An epic rivalry. An adventure that made history.
The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.
Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William's newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West's most notorious characters.
A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, DRAGON TEETH is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined.Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.
Is a loved one missing body parts?Are blondes becoming extinct?Has a human already cross-bred with a monkey?We live in a GENEtIC WORLD. Fast, frightening - and potentially VERY lucrative. there are designer pets; a genetic cure for drug addiction; a booming market in eggs and sperm. But is there also a talking ape in Borneo? Has a 'master' gene for controlling others been found? Could an innocent man and his family be hunted cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes ... ?Are you ready for what comes NEXt in Michael Crichton's stunning new thriller?'It's a tribute to Crichton that he can capture the ethical confusion with such comprehensiveness and colour. His most page-turning book since Jurassic Park' the Age'Completely brilliant . . . top form' Daily Mail
'Fast-moving, gripping' Daily Mail'Full of non-stop action, danger, thrills and blood'GUARDIANJamaica 1665. A lone British outpost in Spanish-controlled Caribbean waters. Its capital, Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns and bawdy houses - is the last place anyone would expect an attack to be launched on a Spanish stronghold. Yet that is the plan of renowned privateer Captain Charles Hunter and Charles II's ruling governor, Sir James Almont.the target is the sheer-cliffed and impregnable Matanceros, guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla. Hunter's ragtag crew of buccaneers must brave raging hurricanes, cannibals, sea monsters and the Spanish fleet, but if they succeed they will make history ... and a fortune in gold.'Up there with the best of his work' DAILY tELEGRAPH
three men are found dead in the locked second floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except for the ultra-fine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. the only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye.In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen Microtechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.But once in the Oahu rainforest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. to survive, they must harness the innate powers of nature itself. An instant classic, MICRO pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.
En esta espectacular novela, los dinosaurios vuelven a conquistar la Tierra...
En una isla remota, un grupo de hombres y mujeres emprende una carrera contra el tiempo para evitar un desastre mundial provocado por la desmedida ambición de comercializar la ingeniería genética. Pero todos los esfuerzos resultarán vanos cuando el inescrupuloso proyecto quede fuera de control y el mundo a merced de unas bestias monstruosas...
Parque Jurásico, la novela más célebre de Michael Crichton y una de las más leídas en los últimos años, fue adaptada al cine con enorme éxito por Steven Spielberg.
«Una joya de la fantasía científica.»
El autor de Estado de miedo nos sumerge en un inquietante thriller sobre el lado oscuro de la ingeniería genética.
Chimpancé parlante en Java. Un grupo de turistas japoneses confirma que un chimpancé los insultó a gritos cuando visitaban una zona selvática.
Científicos identifican el gen de la autoridad. Se descubre la base genética que comparten las personas que se convierten en líderes.
Mascotas transgénicas a la venta. Cucarachas gigantes, cachorros que no crecen... En poco tiempo estarán disponibles para todos.
Bienvenidos a nuestro mundo genético. Rápido, furioso, fuera de control. No es el mundo del futuro, es el mundo de ahora mismo.
The Washington Post
La novela póstuma del autor: una gran aventura de piratas, llena de acción y suspense, que trasladará a los lectores al Caribe del siglo XVII.
El Caribe, 1665. La isla de Jamaica, colonia lejana de la corona inglesa, muestra su resistencia al asedio del gran Imperio español. La capital, Port Royal, es una ciudad peligrosa plagada de posadas, borrachos, peleas y burdeles.
Cuando El Trinidad, un galeón español cargado de oro, fondea en una bahía cercana a la ciudad a la espera de ser reparado, el bucanero inglés Charles Hunter urde un plan extremadamente audaz.
Con el apoyo extraoficial del gobernador de la isla, su ataque al galeón es uno de los más atrevidos y sangrientos de la historia real de la piratería.
«El talento de Michael Crichton fue aún más colosal que sus propios dinosaurios en Parque Jurásico.»