The Andromeda Strain. Westworld. Congo. Jurassic Park. ER. This man provided me much entertainment in my younger days, and he was one of the very few people who succeeded as a bestselling author, a film director, and a TV producer. He was a Harvard trained doctor who never practiced medicine, an Emmy and Peabody winner. He may not really have been a Renaissance man, but he was surely close.
His books were written in such a matter-of-fact way, usually tied very close to the present day, that you had to wonder if they factual, if they were true. That's a mark of a superior storyteller. I hope he's enjoying spinning tales in Eternity.