He was of genius level. He was not one who had a wizard facility for one field or pursuit. He had the mental wherewithal to take on a variety of different challenges and succeed mightily. He could transcend not just being a deeply rational mind but a wonderful creative force to boot. A balanced and superior intellect. Very impressive.
Visionary and extraordinarily informed, he was a super star academically Harvard summa, a trained physician at Harvard, he went on to become of the most entertaining writers of the 20th century and a giant in the motion picture industry. Crichton was a true renaissance man.