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