Thursday, January 24, 2013

Alert! NPR Discussion of The Andromeda Strain on Jan 25

NPR’s Science Friday SciFri Book Club will be having a discussion of Michael Crichton’s novel The Andromeda Strain on Friday, January 25. Richard Preston will be interviewed.

From Preston’s Facebook page:

I'll be doing a live radio interview on NPR's "Science Friday" tomorrow (Jan. 25) 3:30-4:00 pm EST on Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN--"one of the great science fiction novels of all time." We'll talk about the writing of Micro, and discuss The Andromeda Strain and Michael Crichton’s cultural and literary influence.

(Thank you, Laura, for alerting me about this! And shame on you, Google Alerts, for dropping the ball.)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Jurassic Park: 3D and 4

Mark your calendars!

The original Jurassic Park film will be released in 3D on April 5. For the first week only, we can see it in IMAX.

(And you thought it was scary the first time…)

Jurassic Park 4 is scheduled for release on June 13, 2014. Spielberg is producing the film. What’s interesting is that while there’s a release date, there’s no director named yet. (Forbes speculates that it might be J.J. Abrams.)

Imagine directing a Jurassic Park sequel due to be released in 17 months…talk about pressure.

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