Bones of the Earth

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HarperCollins, Feb 25, 2003 - Fiction - 400 pages
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World-renowned paleontologist Richard Leyster's universe changedforever the day a stranger named Griffin walked into his office with a remarkable job offer . . . and an ice cooler containing the head of a freshly killed Stegosaurus. For Leyster and a select group of scientific colleagues an impossible fantasy has come true: the ability to study dinosaurs up close, in their own era and milieu. But tampering with time and paradox can have disastrous effects on the future and the past alike, breeding a violent new strain of fundamentalist terror -- and, worse still, encouraging brilliant rebels like Dr. Gertrude Salley to toy with the working mechanisms of natural law, no matter what the consequences. And when they concern the largest, most savage creatures that ever walked the Earth, the consequences may be too horrifying to imagine . . .

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Paleontologists Gertrude Salley, Richard Leyster and the mysterious Griffin stumble through time, trying to piece together everything they can about dinosaurs without causing a time paradox. But how did the government get time-travel? And why do Salley and Leyster hate each other so much? Read full review

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User Review  - fireweaver - LibraryThing

if someone wrote a sci-fi novel as a work of magical realism, it'd be 'bones of the earth'. for all that the loving research that went into this book shines through in clear-eyed detail about every ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Michael Swanwick is the author of a novella, two short story collections, and four critically acclaimed novels: Vacuum Flowers; the Nebula Award-winning Stations of the Tide; The Iron Dragon's Daughter, which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and nominated for a World Fantasy Award; and Jack Faust, also a New York Times Notable Book. Mr. Swanwick lives with his wife and son in Philadelphia, PA.

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