Michael Crichton is pronounced like “Cry-ten”. It rhymes with frighten. Crichton’s first best-seller, The Andromeda Strain (1969), was published while he was still in medical school. The author sky-rocketed to popularity in the 1990s, when director Steven Spielberg turned his book Jurassic Park(1993) into one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Crichton also created the medical drama, E.R., which won him an Emmy, a Peabody, and a Writer’s Guild of America Award.
Timeline was written by Michael Crichton. It was published in 1999.