The Resource Dinosaurs & a dirigible, David Drake

Dinosaurs & a dirigible, David Drake

Label
Dinosaurs & a dirigible
Title
Dinosaurs & a dirigible
Statement of responsibility
David Drake
Title variation
Dinsaurs and a dirigible
Creator
Contributor
Author
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 animals of all time are powerful and self-willed. Some make an effort to act like decent human beings, but more 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 more he is also. All five of David Drake's time travel stories collected for the first time"--
  • "Henry Vicker'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 are powerful and self-willed. Some make and effort to act like decent human beings but more are selfish, stupid, sadistic--or all three together. The few woman are likely to be worse. And when Vickers starts questioning the morality of certain decisions, things get really dangerous"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drake, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.R196
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Drake, David
Label
Dinosaurs & a dirigible, David Drake
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A shorter version of this volume apeared in 1982 as Time Safari"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A look into the past -- King tyrant lizard --Calibration run -- Time safari -- Boundry layer -- Travelers
Control code
ocn862788488
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781476736839
Lccn
2014019714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1634748
  • (OCoLC)862788488
Label
Dinosaurs & a dirigible, David Drake
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A shorter version of this volume apeared in 1982 as Time Safari"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A look into the past -- King tyrant lizard --Calibration run -- Time safari -- Boundry layer -- Travelers
Control code
ocn862788488
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781476736839
Lccn
2014019714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1634748
  • (OCoLC)862788488

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