[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
> You may want to check out a fascinating book entitled "West of Eden"
> by Harry Harrison. In it, the dinos did not die out but evolved into the
> dominant culture; mankind evolved but remains stuck at a sort of
> cave-dweller level because there's nowhere else for them to go. What's
> most interesting is the technology the dino culture developed: Completely
> biological, with all of their "machinery" manufactured through generations
> of genetic engineering.
> A lot of fun.
I particularly liked thier "firearms"; little lizards that you
squeeze to make them shoot poison darts out of thier mouths. Thier
"ships" were pretty wild too; genetically engineered icthyosaurs. The
cabins was inside the body cavity, and you navigated by squeezing
different parts of the brain.
An individual I recently spoke to who shall remain nameless described
a certain famous hairy individual whos name pops up in discussion on the
list now and then as having become a "characticure of himself." I think
that is as good a description as any.