Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dinosaurs & A Dirigible-David Drake

Dinosaurs & A Dirigible
David Drake
Baen, Sep 2 2014, $14.00
ISBN 9781476736839

This anthology contains reprints of the fun four Henry Vickers (first time together) time traveling dinosaur era hunter novellas (King Tyrant Lizard, Calibration Run, Time Safari and Boundary Layer) and a fifth fine but filler entry (Travelers) in which he does not appear in the dirigible.  The Vickers sagas take readers to the predatory prehistoric era as the safari guide learns first hand who The Most Dangerous Game (Richard Connell) in history is while hunting dinosaurs and in one case hominid.  The non-Vickers addition occurs in 1897 when two teen Travellers have adventures crossing the United States in an airship captained by a seemingly eccentric genius.  Dinosaurs & A Dirigible is a delightful read.

Harriet Klausner

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