Books by Michael Crichton

PREY by Michael Crichton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2002

"Disappointing effort from an author who simply refuses to change an old, tired template."
Nanotechnology goes homicidal in the latest of this author's ever-more self-derivative thrillers. Read full book review >
TIMELINE by Michael Crichton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 18, 1999

So you think, along with all those benighted scientists, that the physical world has been pretty completely explained, and there's not likely to be anything new under the sun? Read full book review >

THE LOST WORLD by Michael Crichton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 1995

Back to a Jurassic Park sideshow for another immensely entertaining adventure, this fashioned from the loose ends of Crichton's 1990 bestseller. Six years after the lethal rampage that closed the primordial zoo offshore Costa Rica, there are reports of strange beasts in widely separated Central American venues. Read full book review >

RISING SUN by Michael Crichton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 10, 1992

The Yellow Menace returns in Crichton's shocking, didactic, enormously clever new mystery-thriller—only now he wears a three-piece suit and aims to dominate America through force of finance, not arms. Read full book review >

JURASSIC PARK by Michael Crichton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 1990

"A sure-fire best-seller."
Genetically engineered dinosaurs run amok in Crichton's new, vastly entertaining science thriller. Read full book review >
TRAVELS by Michael Crichton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 1988

"As it is, the memorable snapshots easily outnumber the turkeys."
Most Crichton books are champion sports-cars: sleek, high-powered, engineered for an quick evening spin. Read full book review >
SPHERE by Michael Crichton
Released: June 8, 1987

"This sphere's as lightweight as a balloon floating up and away; but the ascent is swift, smooth, and loads of fun."
A cotton-candy science thriller, Crichton's first novel in seven years matches neither the hardcore suspense nor the wit of his The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, or Congo. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 23, 1983

A zesty lexicon of a book with a strangely connected text: "Afraid of Computers to Zenith: The Final Days of Man Before the Machines Take Over?" Read full book review >
CONGO by Michael Crichton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 12, 1980

"Amy relationship, makes this—page for page—the classiest junk-food entertainment in quite some time."
Entertainer-educator Crichton, that clever devil, has done it again—by dressing up one of the oldest book/movie scenarios around with enough capsulized science, history, and geography to keep readers happily on their toes. Read full book review >
EATERS OF THE DEAD by Michael Crichton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1976

"Minor Crichton but verily, verily a diverting send-up which you'll read faster than you can say qurtaq."
Almost "verily," the amazing Michael Crichton has presented the manuscript (922 A.D.) of an Arab, Ibn Fadlan, emissary of a Caliph who recorded his three-years among the Northmen with the "tone of a tax auditor, not a bard, an anthropologist, not a dramatist." Read full book review >
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY by Michael Crichton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1975

"Surely it will be the highest-handed entertainment of the season and all the money rides, once again."
Mr. Crichton at his versatile, confident best—with all the clout of a cosh or an eel-skin or a sack or a neddy (you'll learn all this voker romeny or criminal jargon here)—has written a documentary of that heist and provided along with it a grand tour de force of the criminal underworld. Read full book review >
TERMINAL MAN by Michael Crichton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1972

"The Terminal Man is the ultimate option in catalytic entertainment, with a few more thoughtful doomsday riffs to remind you that it's just a little more than that."
More exciting (is it possible?) than The Andromeda Strain — anyway more personally angled, and with the same authenticating apparatus (is this science or fiction?), Crichton's new story is amped to another equally menacing aspect of self-destruct or what will, or what could, happen when the computer brain expropriates the biological site. Read full book review >
THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN by Michael Crichton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 26, 1969

"Brought right down to earth by what has appeared recently in the news, an exciting demonstration of the possible impossible."
A United States space probe erratically falls from orbit and lands near a small Arizona town mysteriously wiping out all life in the vicinity except for two diametrically different survivors. Read full book review >