The cover art for The Dinosaur Four changed recently, due to feedback that the original cover felt too "young adult."
Any criticisms of the original cover should go to me, not at the artist. Dave Kang did a great job following my direction (such as it was). And he was eager to make changes when he heard about the complaints. Dave has been fantastic to work with and I endorse him without reservation!
Here is the original cover, digitally preserved for all time.
If you haven't seen the new cover yet, click the image.
One last picture from my South Dakota trip....
We stopped off at the world famous Wall Drug for Bison Burgers and narrowly escaped an attack by this fearsome beast!
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Wow, they drink a lot of coffee in Sweden.
Mikael and Lisbeth, the protagonsists, are compelling, the book does a great job of transporting you to Hedeby Island, and the moments of tension and action are great. However, the many details about the Vanger empire and Swedish financial journalism slow things down a bit.
Should I read the sequels?
Sue the tyrannosaur chases down a triceratops.
Imagine watching these two battle...
Or better yet, read about it in The Dinosaur Four!
From the Black Hills Institute in Hill City, South Dakota. If you are ever in Northwestern South Dakota, stop by for a visit.
As they rounded a bend, a smaller river joined theirs from the right. The swirling currents spun them around in circles. Morgan held his hands overhead like a kid on a roller coaster. Beyond the junction, the river slowed again and William used the shovel to straighten them out.
Dizzy from the spinning, Al turned to face forward once more, just missing a swarm of bubbles that surfaced behind the raft.
Buddy ran to the right, chasing the three closest Deinonychus toward the cliff. Two leapt up the rock wall but a third fell short and slid back down. Buddy pounced, grasping the creature by its neck. The dog shook his head vigorously back and forth.
Sixty-seven million years later, the Deinonychus was dug up and put on display in the Black Hills Institute in Hill City, South Dakota.
This is "Stan" from the Black Hills Institute in Hill City, South Dakota.
Stan was found with a (healed) hole in the back of his skull the same size as a tyrannosaur tooth. Perhaps he was attacked by the tyrannosaur that visited the bend in the river in The Dinosaur Four.
Geoff Jones is the author of the sci-fi thriller