A dinosaur scaring the wits out of kids:
From Walking with Dinosaurs show. Man, I’d go to that.
(via J-Walk Blog)
This is astounding – Robodinos: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Planning to take over the world? Perhaps a 23-foot-tall robot dinosaur would help. The T. rexes shown above are each operated by two wingmen who run the blinks, twitches, and roars remotely, and a pilot who sits inside the chassis, Power Rangers-style.
Dinosaurs are fantastical creatures that once existed. How cool is that?! Stories about dinosaurs are cool too, if told well. End Of An Era is a fun, quick read about scientists travelling to the Mesozoic, hoping to figure out why dinosaurs became extinct, when they discover that aliens had something to do with it. The story has elements of Robert Heinlein’s classic The Puppet Masters, along with interesting facts about dinosaurs, and a compelling story.
All of Sawyer’s books are interesting to read, and I’ve read most of them. My main complaint is his writing style: it’s simple; he seems to intentionally write with little imagery or style, using colloquialisms and cultural references too much. Yet, his ideas are fascinating, and he knows how to get his point across. I’ve read most of his books more than once; they are fun to read.
(Note: I reviewed Sawyer’s Calculating God previously.)