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Michael Swanwick's Field Guide to Mesozoic Megafauna

Michael Swanwick Stephanie Pui-Mun Law Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

34 pages
Tachyon Publications Llc
The master of microfiction returns with eighteen short-short stories on dinosaur themes. Steely bureaucrats, genetically engineered Christmas toys, and beloved killer pets clash with immoral scientists, neighborhood bullies, and society ladies, with dangerous, sometimes poignant, and often wickedly funny consequences. Michael Crichton’s dinosaurs were never quite like this. As one canny old predator remarks, ?Herbivores! You gotta love ’em. They fall for the old theropod-in-a-rubber-tenontosaur-suit trick every time.”

In this companion volume to Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures, Swanwick continues to delight. It is certain to charm anyone who is or ever wanted to be a paleontologist?and to convince them that pursuing alternative careers is probably wise. This collection features the British Science Fiction Association Award?nominated ?Five British Dinosaurs” as well as humorous original illustrations by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.
Author Bio
Michael Swanwick is one of the most acclaimed science-fiction and fantasy short-story writers of his generation, having received five consecutive Hugo Awards. He has also won the Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. Swanwick’s novels include The Iron Dragon’s Daughter, a New York Times Notable Book, and the Nebula Award?winning Stations of the Tide. His short fiction has appeared in many venues, including OMNI, Penthouse, Amazing, Asimov’s Science Fiction, New Dimensions, and Full Spectrum, and his work has been translated into more than ten languages.