publication date: Monday, November 29, 1999 (part of Round VI)

category: Literature

clue: In the Congo, this guy has a Sphere-ical Timeline.

explanation: Three of Crichton's best-selling books have been Congo, Sphere, and Timeline. more…

solved by: Matthew Preston and Kelly Hardie

trivia: Though many writers have been goos, Crichton was the first science fiction writer to become one. Then again, Crichton was arguably the most successful "mainstream" science-fiction writer.


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