It’s like they found some of his DNA frozen in amber and cooked up a new Michael Crichton. Or… maybe it’s something simpler, like [LINK]
Dragon Teeth, an unpublished novel by the late Michael Crichton, has been acquired by HarperCollins for publication in May 2017, the publisher announced Thursday.
The story is a fictional telling of the notorious real-life rivalry between paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh in the 1870s at the beginning of the hunt for dinosaur fossils. Crichton uses the invented character William Johnson, who works as an assistant for one and then the other, to illuminate “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,” the publisher said in a statement.
Dragon Teeth is the third posthumous book from Crichton. The first, Pirate Latitudes, came out in 2009 and the second, Micro (completed by Richard Preston), came out in 2011.