“The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us": Jurassic Park; Signed by BY MICHAEL CRICHTON AND an original illustration by CHIP KIDD
Item Number: 121354
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
Gift edition of Crichton’s gripping, bestselling scientific thriller. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Michael Crichton and signed three times by the illustrator Chip Kidd with an original drawing of the iconic dinosaur, below Crichton’s signature. Signed by the illustrator on the front panel, on the half-title page and again on the rear flap. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. A unique example.
"A superior specimen of the [Frankenstein] myth, and easily the best of Crichton's novels to date" (New York Times), Jurassic Park definitively established its author as "the most commercially successful science fiction writer of all time" (Robinson, 208)—although, ironically, he is rarely labeled a genre author. Steven Spielberg directed the 1993 blockbuster film adaptation; its ground-breaking visual effects brought Crichton's terrifying dinosaurs to computer-generated cinematic life. The film won more than twenty awards, including three Academy Awards for its technical achievements in visual effects and sound design. Jurassic Park is considered a landmark in the development of computer-generated imagery and animatronic visual effects, and was followed by four commercially successful sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001), Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), with a fifth and final sequel, currently titled Jurassic World 3, scheduled for a 2021 release.