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World Famous, Best Selling Author Dead At 66

November 5, 2008 at 2:35 PM | by | ()

Legendary sci-fi author and director Michael Crichton died yesterday at the age of 66, having succumb to cancer, according to a statement on his website.

Besides entertaining us through middle and high school with the kinds of novels we actually wanted to read, we always enjoyed Crichton because he made geography a central part of many of his works. From storm chasers in Oklahoma to doctors in Chicago to genetic scientists on a fictional island near Costa Rica, his characters didn't just confront technology gone horribly wrong or the unpredictable behavior of complex systems, they negotiated rich environments that inspired us to learn more about the world.

We've highlighted some of the best on our Michael Crichton Map.

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