Exploring the World of Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton’s legacy—as the man, the author, the filmmaker, the doctor, the teacher, the visionary, and more—is very much alive and important today.

This website is an entrance into that world. As the Official Site for Michael Crichton, we invite you to explore the many facets of the man behind the genius. Michael’s work, whether in books, television, or film, is revolutionary and timeless, speaking to all generations. We want to honor his life and continue to reveal his words, ideas, influences, and diverse interests to you.

As we excavate Michael’s Archives, we will periodically crack open the vault doors for you to peek inside, unveiling his explorations within the spheres of human behavior, morality, modern medicine, technology, and scientific breakthroughs, to name a few. The most exciting part is rediscovering the prolific nature of Michael’s work and how it compels us to revisit his world and continuously be curious.

The importance of this website is to fully express the vision of the man behind the characters and stories we have all come to love. Michael Crichton, the Jules Verne of our modern era, was a true Renaissance man, ahead of his time, and relevant to all generations.

Welcome to the World of Michael Crichton.

In His Own Words

Michael Crichton - In His Own WordsWhen I was 15 I wanted to go to college and be a writer. When I was 20, I was in college and applying to medical school to become a doctor. When I was 25, I was in medical school but I was going to quit when it was finished. When I was 30, I was a successful film director with my first film, Westworld, in release. When I was 35, I had almost decided I didn’t want to direct any more, but I wasn’t sure what to do next. So I started a software company and did computer games. When I was 40, I really wanted to only direct movies and never write again. When I was 45, I had my first child and I was happily writing and not interested in directing. … I feel like my life has been very exciting and very unpredictable.

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What’s New

Michael Crichton in Vanity Fair Magazine

Check out this fantastic article on Michael Crichton in the March 2017 issue of Vanity Fair magazineThe Hit Man by Sam Kashner is an incredible retrospective on Michael’s career that “goes to the heart of Crichton’s unparalleled pop-culture reign” and features quotes from Sherri Crichton about Michael’s soon to be released novel, Dragon Teeth and the The Official Crichton Archives.

Dragon Teeth

Coming Soon – Dragon Teeth

On sale May 23, 2017, Dragon Teeth is 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.  See the new Book Cover now!

Grave Descend

In the Spotlight – Grave Descend

This week we are featuring Grave Descend, written by Michael Crichton under the pseudonym John Lange and published in 1970. Nominated for an Edgar Award, this action adventure story is set in the waters of the coast of Jamaica and features deep sea diving, sunken ships and mysterious treasure.  You can learn all about it in our The Med School Years section where you will find great content from The Official Michael Crichton Archives.

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  • The Hit Man - Vanity Fair

Michael Crichton featured in the latest issue of Vanity Fair

Check out this fantastic article on Michael Crichton in the March 2017 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. The Hit Man by Sam Kashner is an incredible retrospective on Michael’s career that “goes to the heart of Crichton’s unparalleled pop-culture […]

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National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Soon-to-be-Published DRAGON TEETH

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National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton’s Soon-to-be-Published Manuscript, DRAGON TEETH

From Amblin Television, Sony Pictures Television and CrichtonSun, Global Limited Series to Tell a Story Inspired by […]

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HarperCollins Publishers Acquires Novel by Michael Crichton

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HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS ACQUIRES NOVEL BY MICHAEL CRICHTON

New York, NY (July 28, 2016) – HarperCollins Publishers has acquired World English rights to DRAGON TEETH by bestselling author Michael Crichton.  Harper Publisher Jonathan Burnham and Executive Editor Jennifer […]