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

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!

Timeline

In the Spotlight – Timeline

This week we are spotlighting Michael Crichton’s 1999 novel, Timeline. Knights, medieval castles, quantum mechanics and time travel are all featured in this fun and exciting science fiction novel set in 14th Century France.  You can learn all about it in our Timeline section where you will find other great content from The Official Michael Crichton Archives including original promotional material, book covers and excerpts from Timeline.

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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 […]

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‘Genes’ Medical Drama Based on Michael Crichton Script Set At CBS

Two decades after an un-produced emergency room-set screenplay by Michael Crichton became the biggest show on television, NBC’s ER, another un-produced medical drama screenplay by the bestselling author and Harvard-educated MD is headed to television. CBS has given a put pilot commitment to Genes, from ER producer Warner Bros. TV. Written by Rick Eid based on a screenplay by the late Crichton, Genes, from WBTV and CrichtonSun LLC, is described as a high-concept medical soap about a brilliant doctor who saves his dying patient’s life using a miraculous gene therapy — infused with his own DNA — only to realize the side effects have turned her into a dangerous sociopath. Making things more complicated, the doctor begins to fall madly in love with her. Eid will executive produce with Crichton’s widow Sherri Crichton, and Laurent Bouzereau.