“The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us": First Edition of Jurassic Park; Signed by BY MICHAEL CRICHTON, STEVEN SPIELBERG, AND CHIP KIDD
Item Number: 87748
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
First edition of Crichton’s gripping, bestselling scientific thriller. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg on the title page and signed with an original drawing of the iconic dust jacket dinosaur by jacket designer Chip Kidd on the verso of the half-title page. Spielberg directed the 1993 film bearing the same name. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Rare and desirable signed by both Crichton and Spielberg in addition to Kidd.
"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.