I recently learned of the loss of one today's greatest authors: Michael Crichton. I have come to appreciate the rebellious streak in his writing and I had hoped to enjoy another of his novels with my purchased of his most recent book: NEXT. My memory of early science fiction movies is almost founded on Andromada Strain and Westworld. I had also receive inspiration to investigate global warming with a critical eye after reading State of Fear and his speeches.
I am sure many who found Michael to be inspirational or a bane will have many more eloquent things to say about this remarkable man. Having lost my brother suddenly and not too long ago, I can empathize with his family. I add my sympathies to the many that may be directed their way over the next year and as the anniversaries pass.