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5 Writers Even Slower Than George RR Martin

JRR Tolkien, Junot Diaz couldn't match pace of Game of Thrones books

(Newser) - Fans are impatient for George RR Martin's next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series behind Game of Thrones. But instead of getting on his case, let's consider some authors who take even longer to write a book than he does. Yohana Desta offers... More »

Jasper Johns' Flag Sells for $28.6M

Painting breaks previous John's record

(Newser) - Jasper Johns' seminal work Flag from the collection of the late author Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million at a New York City auction yesterday, an auction record for the artist. Christie's said the work was purchased by an American art dealer during high-spirited bidding by phone and in... More »

Highest Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson, predictably, made the list—but not at No. 1

(Newser) - The stars on Forbes ' annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities number, appropriately, 13. To make the list, a "deleb" must have brought in at least $6 million in the past year. This year's list is notably missing former mainstays Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Steve McQueen, and... More »

Two More Crichton Novels to Be Released

Late author left behind pirate yarn, and part of techno-thriller

(Newser) - Michael Crichton fans will have at least two posthumous releases to look forward to, the New York Times reports. The late author left behind a completed 17th-century adventure yarn called Pirate Latitudes that publisher HarperCollins plans to release this November, and the company is seeking an author to finish a... More »

NBC Flatlines ER

The last patient will be rushed into County General on March 12

(Newser) - NBC will pull the plug on ER’s 15-season run with a March 12 series finale, reports Access Hollywood. The long-running medical drama, created by the late Michael Crichton, will be replaced by Kings—a series chronicling the life of King David in modern times and starring Deadwood's Ian McShane.... More »

Crichton Was Master Craftsman

(Newser) - Michael Crichton's seemingly endless output may not be literature (a statement the late Crichton himself might take issue with), but don't discount the "fine craftsmanship" they entailed, writes Charles McGrath in the New York Times. From Andromeda Strain to Jurassic Park, his "intricately engineered entertainment systems" relied on... More »

Crichton Dead of Cancer at 66

Jurassic Park author, 66, sold more than 150M copies worldwide

(Newser) - Jurassic Park author and ER creator Michael Crichton died yesterday at 66 after a battle with cancer, Entertainment Tonight reports. “While the world knew him as a great storyteller," Crichton was "a devoted husband, loving father, and generous friend who inspired,” his family said in a... More »

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