Michael Crichton Posthumous novel to be published
Late author Michael Crichton’s uncompleted novel “Micro” will be released on November 22, as mentioned by the publisher Harper Collins. The author succumbed to cancer in 2008, with two-third of the novel still to be written. Writer Richard Preston of the “The Hot Zone” and “The Cobra Event” fame was roped in by the publisher and the Crichton estate to complete the novel. Preston has a huge responsibility entrusted on his shoulder, as he has to do justice to the unfinished work of the late creative genius.
“Micro” is about graduate students working in Hawaii for a mysterious biotech company. They end up cast out into the rain forest and forced to fend for themselves with only their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
The super success of the Jurassic Park both as a novel and movie has left the fan craving for more whenever Michael Crichton book hit the shelves. Preston not only have to infuse all his experiences in the novel but also have maintain the connectivity of the story in sync with the late author. Besides other successful screen adaptations like “The Andromeda Strain,” “Sphere,” “Disclosure,” “Rising Sun” and “Timeline” have even compounded the need to do so. However, along with the unfinished manuscript, Preston also had access to the outline, a bibliography of nearly 100 books and DVDs, as well as notes and research. All this adds up to an anxious wait among the readers who hope the novel stands up to their expectations.