Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was an American author in addition to being a film/television producer, director and screenwriter. He is best known for writing Jurassic Park, Congo, The Andromeda Strain and several other novels. His books fell into the techno-thriller, science fiction and action-adventure genres. His film credits include writing and producing Twister, writing Jurassic Park (based on his book), writing and directing The First Great Train Robbery (based on his book) and much more. He also created the hit television show ER.

Crichton started his career in 1966 when he started writing as John Lange. He also used the pseudonyms John Lange, Jeffery Hudson and Michael Douglas. Following Crichton’s passing in 2008, Pirates Latitudes was published and Micro (which was a third of the way completed) was finished and published.

Below is a list of Michael Crichton’s novels in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Odds On(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scratch One(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Easy Go(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Case of Need(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zero Cool(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Andromeda Strain(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Venom Business(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drug of Choice(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dealing(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grave Descend(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Binary(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terminal Man(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Train Robbery(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eaters of the Dead(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Congo(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sphere(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jurassic Park(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rising Sun(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Disclosure(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost World(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Airframe(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Timeline(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prey(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
State of Fear(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Next(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate Latitudes(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Micro(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Odds On, Scratch One, Easy Go, Zero Cool, The Venom Business, Drug of Choice, Grave Descend and Binary were published under the pen name John Lange.

A Case of Need was published under the pen name Jeffery Hudson.

Dealing was co-authored by brother Douglas Crichton under the pen name Michael Douglas.

Easy Go was also published under the title The Last Tomb.

Micro was finished by author Richard Preston.

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  • stellaDella
  • stellaDella

    I’d like to get the entire collection in paperback, even if used.