Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Michael Crichton Novel "Micro" in November

Word just came out that Michael Crichton's technothriller novel, Micro, will be published November 22, 2011. According to an Associated Press story, Micro, which Crichton had written a third of before he died, has been completed by science writer Richard Preston. The novel will be "a thriller about a biotech company in Hawaii and the graduate students who end up stranded and endangered in a rain forest. Preston, known for his best-selling nonfiction work about the Ebola virus, 'The Hot Zone,' used Crichton’s outline, reference materials and notes to finish the book."

Preston commented:
“Michael was writing at the top of his game, with a grand sense of adventure, into an eerie world that seems almost beyond imagining,” Preston said. “For me, it was an irresistible challenge to finish the novel, and I was driven by a desire to honor the work and imagination of one of our time’s most visionary and creative authors.

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Narayan said... the new MC is officially announced.
Happy that Richard Preston was invovled with completion of the work. He is an auithor who is a doyen in his own right....
and one more query, who was the co-author of PIRATE LATITUDES??
cant wait for nov.

Marla Warren said...

Pirate Latitudes did not have a co-author. The novel was discovered in Crichton's files after he died. It's definitely his work, though I don't think Crichton had finished his own revisions. There were a few things that I believe he may have changed before publication.

Pavel said...

WOW, I'm so excited for the new novel! And Preston was a good choice, I think.

Pavel said...

Press release on the official website has much more pieces of information (plot, what notes Michael left, part of his unfinished introduction to the book etc.)!