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Rivers of Time Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books (October 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067172195X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671721954
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,225,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on May 18, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
L. Sprague de Camp, one of the masters of the time travel story once wrote a story called A Gun For Dinosaur staring Reginald Rivers and his time safari. Almost thirty-five years later he began writing more stories about Mr. Rivers and dinosaur hunting. These stories were collected into a volume called RIVERS OF TIME.
These stories begin in much the same way with Reginald Rivers explaining company policy to a new client. Rivers then proceeds to narrate a tale of a previous safari to explain his point. The other common thread is that while being surrounded by dinosaurs of all shape and sizes, the real trouble and danger comes from the people.
The first story, A Gun For Dinosaur, was slightly rewritten to bring it more up to date with accepted dinosaur knowledge and theory. One story even has a client wanting to witness the meteor strike that wiped out the dinosaurs while another has a religious team trying to disprove evolution.
So, if you like time travel, dinosaurs and good human interaction, try and pick up this collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A collection of short stories- starting with A Gun For Dinosaur and continuing with a dozen others or so- this book has only one main theme: Reginald Rivers is a time safari guide. He travels back to various ages-- from the near prehistory to before the time dinosaurs roamed the earth, and the centuries between-- sheperding clients on various adventures. In this book you will find out what de Campe considers the best gun to hunt dinosaurs with, why motorized transport might not be wise in dinosaur times, and why women can confuse more than the simple issues in a hunt. If you are a fan of de Camp, and his studious writing, then this is a book for you. This is particularly a good read for people interested in hunting, and in dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, keeping in mind that the author writes first and foremost about people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Valdivielso on November 30, 2005
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Nine short stories about the adventures of Sir Reginald Rivers and his time traveling safaris. Big game hunting is done and gone in the present. But in the past there is bigger game than any that was EVER avilable in the modern world. Now let Reggie tell you nine tales from his history, nine tales of hunting millions of years ago, where humans and human behavior sometimes proves more dangerous than any Tyrannosaurus Rex or saber-tooth cat.

Great book for anybody interested in hunting, interested in animals who have been extinct for millions of years or a fan of De Camp's work.
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