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List of the best Michael Crichton books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Michael Crichton is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His books have been turned into massive blockbuster films, including Jurassic Park, Congo, and Twister. Sadly Crichton died in 2008 while battling Lymphoma. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Michael Crichton who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list below contains a variety of books, including Prey and The Lost World. What are Michael Crichton's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton

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Sphere is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Sphere Michael Crichton

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Congo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Congo Michael Crichton

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The Andromeda Strain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton

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Prey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Prey Michael Crichton

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Timeline is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Timeline Michael Crichton

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The Lost World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
The Lost World Michael Crichton

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The Great Train Robbery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
The Great Train Robbery Michael Crichton

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State of Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
State of Fear Michael Crichton

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Next is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Next Michael Crichton

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Airframe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Airframe Michael Crichton

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Eaters of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Eaters of the Dead Michael Crichton

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Pirate Latitudes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Pirate Latitudes Michael Crichton

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Rising Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Rising Sun Michael Crichton

Things You Didn't Know About Michael Crichton

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The Terminal Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
The Terminal Man Michael Crichton

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A Case of Need is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
A Case of Need Michael Crichton

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Travels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Travels Michael Crichton

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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Disclosure Michael Crichton

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Binary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Binary Michael Crichton, James Lovegrove

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Twister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Twister Michael Crichton

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Zero Cool is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Zero Cool Michael Crichton

The Greatest Horror Books of All Time

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Five Patients is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Five Patients Michael Crichton

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Drug of Choice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Drug of Choice Michael Crichton

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Electronic Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Electronic Life Michael Crichton

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Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Jasper Johns Michael Crichton

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Easy Go is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Easy Go Michael Crichton

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Grave Descend is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Grave Descend Michael Crichton

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The Venom Business is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
The Venom Business Michael Crichton

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Odds On is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Odds On Michael Crichton

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Scratch One is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time
Scratch One Michael Crichton

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Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Bo... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Michael Crichton Books of All Time