"Michael's talent out-scaled even his own dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park.' He was the greatest at blending science with
big theatrical concepts, which is what gave credibility to dinosaurs again
walking the Earth. ... Michael was a gentle soul who reserved his flamboyant
side for ... morehis novels. There is no one in the wings that will ever take his
place." — Steven Spielberg, reacting to the death of friend Michael Crichton, who wrote "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain" and other best-selling novels.
Crichton died Nov. 4 at age 66 after privately battling cancer. (Source: The
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