Most are probably more familiar with Michael Crichton's more recent works, such
Sun which have all been adapted into big-budget movies. I actually
prefer and recommend a couple of his earlier works. The
Andromeda Strain (also adapted into a film) is a "clean"
story about a particularly virulent and deadly strain. The 'clean' style of
writing mirrored the setting, which was a sterile research facility.
of the Dead was an interesting approach to the Beowulf myth. In
this retelling, the myth is related by an Arab emissary, which adds a layer
about the difference in religion, education and social status between the Arab
and the North men. Eaters of the Dead has now been adapted into
a theatrical movie and renamed the The