APNewsBreak: New Michael Crichton novel coming out in 2017


NEW YORK (AP) — A completed and unpublished Michael Crichton novel, recently discovered by his widow, is coming out next year.

HarperCollins Publishers told The Associated Press on Thursday that “Dragon Teeth” is scheduled for May 2017. According to HarperCollins, the book is based on the rivalry between 19th century paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh as both explored fossils in the American West. Sherri Crichton found the manuscript in her late husband’s archives and was “captivated” by his “love of history, research and science,” she said in a statement.

Michael Crichton, who died in 2008, was known for such blockbusters as “Jurassic Park” and “Rising Sun.” In 2011, HarperCollins published Crichton’s “Micro,” based on an unfinished book that was completed by “The Hot Zone” author Richard Preston.

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