Unlimited [Memoir Book] ↠ Dinosaurs & a Dirigible - by David Drake ↠
Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM By David Drake

All five of David Drake s time travel stories collected for the first time in one volume, including dinosaur tale Time Safari Henry Vickers s job is to keep clients safe from the dinosaurs they re hunting That s the easy part The hard part is to keep the clients safe from themselves and each other Men with enough money to go into the past to hunt the largest land animAll five of David Drake s time travel stories collected for the first time in one volume, including dinosaur tale Time Safari Henry Vickers s job is to keep clients safe from the dinosaurs they re hunting That s the easy part The hard part is to keep the clients safe from themselves and each other Men with enough money to go into the past to hunt the largest land animals of all time are powerful and self willed Some make an effort to act like decent human beings, but are selfish, stupid, sadistic or all three together The few women are likely to be worse.Vickers doesn t expect rich people to understand the dangers of where they are and what they re doing he doesn t expect them to be competent with the powerful rifles they carry and he particularly doesn t expect them to be reasonable He treats his clients behavior as he does the rain and the baking heat the cost of having a life he loves and which he couldn t afford in any other way.But no matter how detached Vickers tries to be, eventually there are moral questions that he can t ignore And when Henry Vickers starts to behave like a human being instead of a hunting guide, things get really dangerous.And in a complete change of pace Travellers An airship is crossing the United States in 1897 in search of the weird and the wonderful The two teenagers aboard know that the airship s captain is a great scientist and inventor but they don t know how much he is also.All five of David Drake s time travel stories collected for the first time.
  • Title: Dinosaurs & a Dirigible
  • Author: David Drake
  • ISBN: 9781476736839
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback

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David Foster Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
This is a collection four stories featuring the same character who travels through time and leads safaris hunting dinosaurs, plus a fifth story at the end that really has nothing to do with the other four, except a tenuous connection only hinted at toward the end. I've read a lot of David Drake's other books, and this one is much less military sci-fi and more more an exploration of how arrogant and moronic people with money can screw things up. It was interesting in the first story, mildly inter [...]
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Andreas Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
While this is a short story collection, but the first four stories can be thought of as four parts of an episodic novel. The fifth story is a singleton. All five have been published separately before, but I had never read them. The four connected stories follow Henry Vickers, master hunter and game guide, who becomes hired by the state of Israel to work in their time travel initiative. So he becomes a game guide in the time or early man, and in the Cretaceous when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Wil [...]
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Arlomisty Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
I bought this book because it looked interesting, but with no idea if I'd like the author or not. I have a couple David Drake books on my shelf I've never read but, I was impressed with the five short stories in this volume all written over a long period of time with the same character they were very enjoyable. They would make a great movie or short mini series I would recommend this to my family and friends!
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David Harriss Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
Excellent time fictionDavid Drake compiles five novelas. The first four are about safari guide Henry Vickers and hunts with tyranosaurs. The last seems an odd addition, about a cross-country airship ride in the late 1800s, but it fits quite well.All are good, and Travellers is one of his warmest and most hopeful stories.Recommended for all fans of David Drake, dinosaurs, or good short fiction.
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Mark Garn Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
It was OK, killing animals for trophies makes me uncomfortable. Prehistoric or modern if your not going to eat the meat, take a picture! But the writing was good, and I'm going to read more of his books.
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Charlie Moses Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
A fun book with some great ideas.
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Sarah Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
Time travel really isn't my thing. But throw in some dinosaurs and game safaris and it might be worth it. It was.
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Kevin Brown Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
A nice collection of connected short novellas.
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Kenneth Flusche Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
Some good easy to read short stories, involving time travel. Between the lines flashes me back to the 70's and the issues as understood by college vet's at the time.
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Heather Larcombe Oct 14, 2019 - 22:37 PM
Not as good as his novel-length stuff, but an entertaining read.
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Dinosaurs & a Dirigible By David Drake All five of David Drake s time travel stories collected for the first time in one volume, including dinosaur tale Time Safari Henry Vickers s job is to keep clients safe from the dinosaurs they re hunting That s the easy part The hard part is to keep the clients safe from themselves and each other Men with enough money to go into the past to hunt the largest land animAll five of David Drake s time travel stories collected for the first time in one volume, including dinosaur tale Time Safari Henry Vickers s job is to keep clients safe from the dinosaurs they re hunting That s the easy part The hard part is to keep the clients safe from themselves and each other Men with enough money to go into the past to hunt the largest land animals of all time are powerful and self willed Some make an effort to act like decent human beings, but are selfish, stupid, sadistic or all three together The few women are likely to be worse.Vickers doesn t expect rich people to understand the dangers of where they are and what they re doing he doesn t expect them to be competent with the powerful rifles they carry and he particularly doesn t expect them to be reasonable He treats his clients behavior as he does the rain and the baking heat the cost of having a life he loves and which he couldn t afford in any other way.But no matter how detached Vickers tries to be, eventually there are moral questions that he can t ignore And when Henry Vickers starts to behave like a human being instead of a hunting guide, things get really dangerous.And in a complete change of pace Travellers An airship is crossing the United States in 1897 in search of the weird and the wonderful The two teenagers aboard know that the airship s captain is a great scientist and inventor but they don t know how much he is also.All five of David Drake s time travel stories collected for the first time.

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