Before Michael Crichton was a best-selling author, he was a Harvard Medical School student who wrote books under pseudonyms. Now, some those novels will be available via e-book.
A Case of Need, Odds On, and ten other thrillers will be available for download under the pen names of John Lange, Jeffery Hudson, and Michael Douglas. Open Road Integrated Media will publish and market the books, the company announced Thursday.
“These early Michael Crichton novels foreshadow the talent that made him one of the most successful novelists of his time. I was fortunate enough to work with him for more than thirty years. What a joy it is to bring the young Michael Crichton to life for his millions of fans and to introduce him to a generation that has not as yet discovered him,” Jane Friedman, Co-founder and CEO of Open Road said in a release.
Crichton began publishing in 1966, writing over 30 books, both fiction and non-fiction. Many of his novels, like Jurassic Park, Congo and Timeline have been made into films. Crichton passed away in 2008.