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Re: Dinosaur themes in science fiction

Peter Galton was influenced by "A Gun for Dinosaur" by Sprague de Camp
(1956) and wrote the first paper about pachyies head butting
"Pachycephalosaurids - dinosaurian battering rams" Yale Peabody Museum
Discovery Magazine 6(1): 23-32. I was influenced by "The Shores of
Kansas" by Robert Chilson (1976) and wrote my paper on droughts in the

Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology & Chief Preparator
Department of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205 USA

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From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf
Of Joe Gilvary
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 7:34 PM
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Subject: Dinosaur themes in science fiction


I'm looking into themes that have shown up in dinosaur science fiction, 
like the genetic recovery idea from "Our Lady of the Sauropods" and 
"Jurassic Park," or the "dinosaurs survived in a remote places" theme 
that's shown up over and over again as in "Lost World," "The Valley of 
Gwangi," "Baby," "Dinosaur Summer". What are some of the most impressive

ideas in fiction regarding dinosaurs?