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You may have heard the name Michael Crichton. Even if you can’t place the name, chances are pretty great you’ve read or watched one of Crichton’s works.

Just to name a few – he created and produced TV drama ER, co-wrote the screenplay for Twister, and penned page-turners such as The Andromeda Strain and The Great Train Robbery, and Airframe. Arguably, his most famous work was Jurassic Park; the story started as his novel, which he then co-wrote into a screenplay.

Prolific author, director, and producer Crichton passed away in 2008, but the manuscript for Dragon Teeth was recently discovered – and it was just too good not to release.

This is the third book published posthumously by Crichton, and it is scheduled for release in May 2017. The novel is being adapted into a TV series, which will air on the National Geographic channel.

Dragon Teeth is based on the real-life rivalry between two paleontologists during the 1870s. As the two men, Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, hunt for fossils, they try to outsmart and even sabotage each other. This real rivalry was known as the “Bone Wars” and the "Great Dinosaur Rush”.

Dragon Teeth explores themes that Crichton has delved into before, dinosaurs from Jurassic Park and the Wild West from the movie Westworld (and current HBO series by the same name).

It promises to be another page-turner!