Travels (book)

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First edition
Author Michael Crichton
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 377
ISBN 0-394-56236-4
OCLC 17550457
813/.54 B 19
LC Class PS3553.R48 Z476 1988
Preceded by Electronic Life

Travels (published in 1988) is a nonfiction book by Michael Crichton that details Crichton's attempts to leave his medical education at Harvard Medical School, followed by his subsequent travel to Los Angeles and adventures continuing his professional writing career, beginning with The Great Train Robbery (1975). After his initial book became a movie starring Sean Connery, Crichton describes his adventures over the world, and ultimately his experience with mysticism, including out-of-body experiences, astral projection, and fortune-telling.


  • Medical Days (1965-1969)
  • Travels (1971-1986)
  • Sex and Death in L.A.
  • Psychiatry
  • Bangkok
  • Bonaire
  • Pahang
  • An Elephant Attacks
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Pyramid of the Magicians
  • My Father's Death
  • Ireland
  • London Psychics
  • Baltistan
  • Shangri-La
  • Sharks
  • Gorillas
  • An Extinct Turtle
  • Cactus Teachings
  • Jamaica
  • A Human Light Show
  • They
  • Seeing Headhunters
  • Life on the Astral Plane
  • New Guinea
  • Spoon Bending
  • Seeing Auras
  • An Entity
  • Direct Experience
  • Postscript: Skeptics at Caltech

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