Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Post-Mortem Publishing

Some authors are so dedicated, they don't let a little thing like death stop them from publishing. Michael Crichton died in 2008, a huge loss to the literary world, probably best known for Jurassic Park (though my favorite is Timeline). So you would think that means no new books from him, right?

Wrong-oh, Bucko. Recently, his wife, Sherri Crichton, discovered a manuscript of his and Harper Collins snatched it up.

DRAGON TEETH is slated for an April 2017. Here's a blurb from Amazon:

DRAGON TEETH follows the notorious rivalry between real-life paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh during a time of intense fossil speculation and discovery in the American West in 1878. 

The story unfolds through the adventures of a young fictional character named William Johnson who is apprenticed first to one, then to the other and not only makes discoveries of historic proportion, but transforms into an inspiring hero only Crichton could have imagined. 

Known for his meticulous research, Crichton uses Marsh and Copes' heated competition during the 'Bone Wars,' the golden age of American fossil hunting, as the basis for a thrilling story set in the wilds of the American West.

I'll be pre-ordering this little gem because he's one of my all-time favorites. But no need for you to wait to snatch up some literary greatness . . . here's a sweet contest for you from BOOKSWEEP.

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Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Thank you for posting, Michelle. Good luck to everyone who enters!!

Roseman_Stan said...

Great post Michelle and that does sound like a great book, I will have to look into that one as well. It sounds like it could be made into a fantastic movie as well!

chappydebbie said...

I think that I would 'dig' this book. LOL
I've never read Timeline, but I've seen the movie....if it's what I am thinking about. Does a guy lose his ear in the book? I love that scene..."It's me!" Hahaha

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