The Lost World is a novel written by Michael Crichton. Its title was based off the novel of the same name by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is the sequel to Jurassic Park, and it has the distinction of being the only sequel Crichton ever wrote.


  • Ian Malcolm
  • Doc Thorne
  • Sarah Harding
  • Louis Dodgson
  • Richard Levine
  • Eddie Carr
  • Kelly Kurtis
  • R. B. (Arby) Benton
  • Marty Guitierrez

Dr. Ian Malcolm was supposedly killed in Jurassic Park. He had been in a coma and when Dr. Grant asked about him Malcolm's doctor shook his head. The book also stated that the Costa Rican goverment would not allow Malcolm to be buried. However, Malcolm is the main character in The Lost World. The novel states that every one thought he was dead but in fact he had survived in a Costa Rican hospital.

The only recurring characters from Jurassic Park are Malcolm, Dodgson, and Guitierrez.