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Topic: Dinosaur Summer

From: Brian Fitzsimons
Location: Manhasset NY
Date: 06/27/2012

I love Dinosaur Summer. Its one of my favorite dinosaurs books of all time. I just have 2 questions about the book.

1. What inspired you to write Dinosaur Summer?
2. Which dinosaur predator in your opinion is more deadly, the Stratoraptor or the Death Eagle?

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/25/2012

Thanks, Brian! DINOSAUR SUMMER comes out of my love of all things saurian, and probably began with KING KONG and Harryhausen movies. As for who is more deadly, I wouldn't want to be caught in a canyon with either, especially if they were fighting!

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Brian Fitzsimons
Location: Manhasset NY
Date: 10/29/2012

Dinosaur Summer is an excellent sequel to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World. What i like about this sequel is the Dinosaurs and learning that the novel by Sir Arthur COnan Doyle is real. Dinosaurs such as the Stratoraptor and the Death Eagle which to me sounds like between the two are predatory kings of Maple White Land. Then going back to Maple White Land learning that Professor Challenger was right about the existence of Maple White Land. Overall, great sequel to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World.

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/31/2012

Many thanks, Brian! Here's to dinosaurs with feathers and both beaks AND teeth!

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Brian Fitzsimons
Location: Manhasset, NY
Date: 01/13/2013

I would love to see Dinosaur Summer to be made into a movie. After reading Dinosaur Summer many times, i say to myself what a great movie Dinosaur Summer would be. I can't believe Hollywood hasn't done a movie of Dinosaur Summer. I'm also waiting for Hollywood to Remake The Lost World 1925 Silent Film with today's special effects which would be awesome and I'm also waiting for Hollywood to Remake The Land That Time Forgot and turning it into a trilogy which includes The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, and Out of Time's Abyss. Anyway, I hope i hear news that Hollywood will make a movie of Dinosaur Summer.

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/03/2013

Thanks, Brian! It would be fun to see our old favorites done right and proper. Burroughs was given a very good turn in JOHN CARTER, but it may be a while before we see his other novels on screen.

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Brian Fitzsimons
Location: Manhasset, NY
Date: 05/02/2013

Dinosaur Summer is one of my favorite dinosaur books of all time and is an excellent sequel to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Novel The Lost World. I just have 4 questions.

1. Why do you believe that Evolution didn't stop on Maple White Land?
2. How is your version of Maple White Land compared to Doyle's Maple White Land?
3. Why is there no mention of Professor Challenger in your sequel?
4. What is your Favorite Dinosaur in Dinosaur Summer?

Re: Dinosaur Summer

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/02/2013

Answers--
1. Because evolution hardly ever stops anywhere...
2. Similar in geology, but more varied in life forms.
3. Our narrator goes to Challenger High School, as I recall.
4. Have to say I have a preference for Stratoraptor!

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