Questions tagged [michael-crichton]

Michael Crichton was an American author, physician, producer, director, and screenwriter who lived from 1942 to 2008. Questions should pertain to his science fiction works.

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Why does Michael Crichton use US Customary measurements in hard sci-fi?

The great Crichton is known for thoroughly researching his subject areas for each different book, evident from the extensive bibliography in the end and the checkable facts throughout the book. This ...
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What can we infer about the programming language used in “Jurassic Park” (the book, not the movie)?

In Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park, disgruntled programmer Dennis Nedry sets up a backdoor in the computer code controlling the park. To untangle Nedry's mess, park engineer Ray Arnold goes "...
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How are humans infected in Prey by Michael Crichton?

The novel Prey by Michael Crichton follows a computer programmer through a modern science fiction world filled with corporations obsessed with nanotechnology and artificial life. The main plot ...
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Did Beth forget about the sphere in ‘Sphere’?

It seems to me that in the novel Sphere by Michael Crichton, Beth (the woman that also had the power) didn't forget the whole thing at the end. They found a mummified woman in a hibernation chamber ...