Swanwick has written a short-short story for each of the 13 dinosaurs from the Mesozoic era.... The stories are very funny, often ironic, and well worth the very brief time they take to read. Highlights include The Thief of Time,’ which ironically plays with the different meanings of the egg-stealing Eoraptor; the hilarious A Matter of Size,’ which gives an unexpected look at how the Giantosaurus of South America may have regarded its North American cousins; Three Conversations,’ which gives a sting-in-the-tale ending to a short adventure in kite-flying; Pocket Brontosaurs,’ where Swanwick shows that Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg may have missed the real commercial appeal of bringing dinosaurs back to life; and the darkly funny Herbivores,’ which you should read for yourself. All are worth seeking out....”
About the Author
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 Awardwinning 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.