End of An Era

End of An Era

Book - 2001
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Archaeologist Brandon Thackery and his rival Miles 'Klicks' Jordan fulfill a dinosaur lover's dream with history's first time-travel jaunt to the late Mesozoic. Hoping to solve the extinction mystery, they find Earth's gravity is only half its 21st century value and dinosaurs that behave very strangely. Could the slimey blue creatures from Mars have something to do with both?
Publisher: New York: Tor, 2001
Edition: 1st Tor trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780312876937
0312876939
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 21 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Jul 11, 2018

Author mixed it up by taking hard left on standard time travel to document dinosaur adventure by unexpected bad first contact with equally advanced non-biped parasitic alien civilization.
Fast huge world building novel.
Nice bittersweet twist ending on aliens deposed to non-sentient bottom of the heap,but it had a genetic hatred on human.

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Oct 07, 2011

This is Robert Sawyer in full stride and at his best. Yes it’s too good to be true: classic and camp science fiction. It has Martians, time-travel, dinosaurs, inter-planetary war all in one book. Camp, yes? No! After all, this is Robert Sawyer we’re talking about. There’s a philosophical aspect to this book: the “what if” factor. Changing the past has got to change the present. It’s a theme first explored by Ray Bradbury. It’s chaos theory. The book reads itself. The pace is fast. The book’s hard to put down. Another thing about Sawyer’s books: the plot is usually anchored in Canada. (He calls Toronto home) If you pick this book up to read it you won’t be sorry.

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