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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Researching Deep Time was an excuse to rewatch the dinosaur films that had captivated me as boy. Through this painstaking scholarly process I discovered that in my memory two of these films had merged into one. That’s not entirely surprising … Continue reading

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Jurassic World and Weaponised Dinosaurs

Jurassic World recycles the theme-park setting of the first Jurassic Park film, but on a grander scale and this time we see thousands of visitors there experiencing it. Every aspect of the theme-park experience is so relentlessly kitsch that I … Continue reading

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Lost Worlds

One of the inspirations behind my writing of Deep Time was the genre of lost-world romances that flourished in the decades before and after 1900. I first encountered this genre in the movies – and in particular the 1960 adaptation … Continue reading

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