Stephen Llewelyn

DINOSAUR by Stephen Llewelyn book cover in hardback format

DINOSAUR is the first novel in the New World Series

Available in Hardback, PaperbackKindle and full and unabridged audio book, read by CHRIS BARRIE.

An insane plan is hatched to save humanity. Fighting to stop it could doom us all. When every action and decision may determine the fate of everyone who has ever lived, the right choice is not always clear. However, for one man, there is no choice at all…

Captain James Douglas sets off on a mundane transport and supply mission which quickly descends into disaster. Leading a fledgling society through a wild and hostile world was not part of his brief. Neither was the custodianship of all human life, history and endeavour. Worse still, the knowledge of a boy, just days out of school, may be all that stands between mankind and extinction.

The crew and passengers of the USS New World are lost almost 100 million years ago in Mid-Cretaceous Gondwana. It is the time of the dinosaur.

The castaways follow a trail of mystery. Battling conflicting evidence, misinformation and baffling discoveries they hope to reveal who has placed them in such terrible danger, why, and most importantly, what on ancient Earth can they do about it?

Tim Norris was a nerd, an outcast, a ‘nobody’. When his lifelong fascination with natural history and paleontology became crucial to the very survival of over a hundred people, he was suddenly a ‘somebody’.

In his wildest dreams he could never have foreseen that he would travel to Patagonia and document such incredible creatures as Mapusaurus roseae and Argentinosaurus huinculensis, in context and from their own time in the Mid-Cretaceous. The ancient world was both a place of awesome natural beauty and bowel-clenching terror.

The crew and passengers of the New World are surrounded by peril without and stalked by enemies within, but when compared with the desperately overcrowded, dystopian 22nd century in which he grew up, Tim wouldn’t change a thing.

Series Endorsements

"Spaceships, wormholes and dinosaurs! Don't miss it."
Stephen Baxter
Time, The Long Earth, Doctor Who
" Immersing myself in the vivid world of Dinosaur, I really felt I'd travelled back to the Cretaceous. Utilising up to date scientific research, Llewelyn has breathed life back into the herds of giants and their predators that once roamed across Patagonia. If like me, you love time travel and prehistoric beasts, you'll relish this book."
Nigel Marven
Walking With Dinosaurs
Bombastic! Epic! Full of big ideas! Dinosaur is a thrilling read told on a huge scale. A massive spaceship packed full of characters is all set for a new life in space - but instead drops through a wormhole and ends up on prehistoric Earth. Stranded, struggling to survive, these people have a major problem to contend with: they're marooned on the planet of the dinosaurs! Stephen Llewellyn clearly knows - and loves - his dinosaurs, and that knowledge and passion shines through. The result is a big, bold adventure - and yet one that very much fits the mould of classic science-fiction, some very clever protagonists responding to a crisis by breaking it down into problems to be solved. Dinosaurs! Crashed spaceship! What's not to love?
Simon Guerrier
Primeval, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"When I first heard about DINOSAUR I immediately thought that it would be along the lines of ‘STAR TREK meets JURASSIC PARK with a soupcon of JAMES BOND’. Well, I was wrong! It is much much more than that. It is an excellent adventure story in its own right, packed with action, suspense, humour and emotional drama played out by a wonderful gallery of characters."
Chris Barrie
RED DWARF, Tomb Raider

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