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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Michael Crichton (1942-2008)

Michael Crichton died Tuesday, 4 November 2008 at the age of 66. Below is a somewhat random selection of covers that appeared on his books.

Obituaries: New York Times (6 November); Washington Post (6 November); LA Times (6 November); The Times (6 November); Daily Telegraph (6 November); The Guardian (6 November); The Independent (7 November).

PUBLICATIONS

Novels
Odds On (as John Lange). New York, New American Library, 1966.
Scratch One (as John Lange). New York, New American Library, 1967.
Easy Go (as John Lange). New York, New American Library, 1968; London, Sphere, 1972; as The Last Tomb by Michael Crichton, New York, Bantam, 1974.
A Case of Need (as Jeffrey Hudson). Cleveland, World, and London, Heinemann, 1968; as by Michael Crichton, New York, Penguin, 1993; London, Arrow, 1996.
The Venom Business (as John Lange). Cleveland, World, 1969.
Zero Cool (as John Lange). New York, New American Library, 1969; London, Sphere, 1972.
The Andromeda Strain. New York, Knopf, and London, Cape, 1969.
Drug of Choice (as John Lange). New York, New American Library, 1970; as Overkill, London, Sphere, 1972.
Grave Descend (as John Lange). New York, New American Library, 1970.
Dealing; or, The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (with Douglas Crichton as Michael Douglas). New York, Knopf, 1971; London, Talmy Franklin, 1972.
Binary (as John Lange). New York, Knopf, and London, Heinemann, 1972.
The Terminal Man. New York, Knopf, and London, Cape, 1972.
The Great Train Robbery. New York, Knopf, and London, Cape, 1975.
Eaters of the Dead. New York, Knopf, and London, Cape, 1976; as The Thirteenth Warrior, London, Arrow, 1998.
Congo. Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, Franklin Press, 1976; London, Allen Lane, 1981.
Sphere. New York, Knopf, and London, Macmillan, 1987.
Jurassic Park. Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, Franklin Press, 1990; London, Century, 1991.
Rising Sun. New York, Knopf, and London, Century, 1992.
Disclosure. Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, Franklin Library, 1993; London, Century, 1994.
The Lost World. New York, Knopf, 1995; London, Century, Oct 1995.
Airframe. New York, Knopf, Dec 1996; London, Century, 1996.
Timeline. New York, Knopf, 1999; London, Century, 1999.
Prey. New York, Knopf, 2002; London, HarperCollins, 2002.
State of Fear. New York, HarperCollins, 2004; London, HarperCollins, 2004.
Next. New York, HarperCollins, 2006; London, HarperCollins, 2006.

Screenplays
Westworld. New York, Bantam, 1975.
Twister: The Original Screenplay. New York, Random House, May 1996; London, Arrow, Jul 1996.

Omnibus Editions
Three Complete Novels (contains The Andromeda Strain, The Terminal Man and The Great Train Robbery). New York, Wings, 1993.
Jurassic Park/Congo. London, Cresset, 1993.
A New Collection (contains Sphere, Congo and Eaters of the Dead). New York, Wings, 1994.
Rising Sun/The Andromeda Strain/Binary. London, Cresset, 1994.
Congo/The Terminal Man. London, Cresset, 1995.
Michael Crichton’s Jurassic World (contains: Jurassic Park, The Lost World). New York, Knopf, 1997.

Non-fiction
Five Patients: The Hospital Explained. New York, Knopf, 1970; London, Cape, 1971.
Jasper Johns. New York, Abrams, and London, Thames and Hudson, 1977; revised, New York, Abrams, 1994; London, Thames and Hudson, 1994.
Electronic Life: How to Think about Computers. New York, Knopf, and London, Heinemann, 1983.
Travels. New York, Knopf, and London, Macmillan, 1988.

OTHERS

Screenplays: Westworld, 1973; Extreme Close Up (aka Sex Through a Window), 1973; Coma, 1978; The Great Train Robbery (aka The First Great Train Robbery), 1978; Looker, 1981; Runaway, 1984; The Andromeda Strain, 1987; Physical Evidence, 1989; Rising Sun, 1993; Jurassic Park, with David Koepp, 1993; Twister, with Anne-Marie Martin, 1996; The Lost World, with David Koepp, 1997.
Director: Films—Westworld, 1973; Coma, 1978; The Great Train Robbery (aka The First Great Train Robbery), 1978; Looker, 1981; Runaway, 1984; Physical Evidence, 1989. Television—Pursuit (aka Binary), 1972; e.r. (pilot), 19 Sep 1994.
Producer: Films—Disclosure (executive), 1994; Twister, 1996; Sphere, 1998; The 13th Warrior, 1999. Television—e.r., 1994-2009.
Also Filmed: The Carey Treatment (based on A Case of Need), 1972; Dealing; or, The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues, 1972; The Terminal Man, 1974; Congo, 1995; Sphere, 1998; The 13th Warrior, 1999; Timeline, 2003; The Andromeda Strain (TV, 2008).

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