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Ace, Nov 2002, 6.50, 352 pp.
ISBN 0441009891

Con Greighton's father John is one of the wealthiest men in the year 2059, but to his daughter he's just an absentee father more interested in business and women than he is in her. When John invites Con on a mysterious journey with his fiancée and the trip's sponsor, the enigmatic Mr. Green, she accepts because it's a chance to do something never done before, journey back in time to the Upper Cretaceous period when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.
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When they arrive in prehistoric Montana Isle, paleontology student Rick Clements is elated to see in real life what he has only seen in fossils. Rick's job is to keep Con occupied while her father and Mr. Green discuss business, but when Rick realizes that they are on ground zero of the K-T meteor strike, a dream vacation turns into a nightmare.

Fans of Jurassic Park are going to love CRETACEOUS SEA as they glimpse into an era that has inspired many novels and movies. There are many surprises in this work so readers will never become bored or put the book down until they have all their questions answered. Will Hubbell has written a science fiction novel that will appeal to the action-adventure crowd.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs Adversaries are…    -   dinosaurs Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   Really long ago

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   dinosaur times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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