Prehistoric, Vol. 1 by S.J. Larsson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Overall, this short collection of dinosaur monster tales was OKAY. To be perfectly honest, they were mostly carbon-copy military action types with a subtitle that says "competence porn" ... at least until the competence runs out.
It's what you might expect if you're expecting monstrous baddies eating our protagonists regularly. :)
There ARE a few stories that are worth mentioning that are much better than the rest. In fact, I really got into them.
Geoff Jones. The First Man on Earth.
I don't know what it was about this one, but the whole time-travel thing and the background tension and the foreground tension did EVERYTHING for me. A real delight.
Alan Baxter. Jeremiah's Puzzle.
I laughed and had a wonderful time with this one, too. It's a great mashup of Hellraiser and T-Rex on an unsuspecting English town. :)
And then there was Rick Chesler, with Mantle. It was a totally a Journey to the Center of the Earth homage but I don't care. At least it updated some of the tech and it was amusing. :)
I won't say that the rest were bad. It's just mil-porn and there's a market for it. It's just not precisely me. :)
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