Michael Crichton died on Nov. 4th in Los Angeles after a bout with cancer. For those of you who don’t know, he’s the author you can thank for classics such as Jurassic park and The Andromeda strain. His novels often use technological or medical twists, and some were turned into movies as well. One of my favorite lines in the movie of Jurassic Park was delivered by Jeff Goldblum and was about scientists getting so caught up in whether they could do something (in this case recreate dinosaurs) that they neglected to consider whether they should. There’s a gem for all of you budding scientists out there to take with you.
Well, if you’d like to acquaint yourself with his works, many are available from your University Library, including the two titles mentioned above. Just search the Library Catalog for him as an author.