Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ten top time travel books

Damian Dibben is the creator of the internationally acclaimed series The History Keepers published in over 40 countries and translated into 26 languages.

One of his top ten time travel books, as shared at the Guardian:
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Crichton's huge bestseller takes place in the present, but the characters are, in essence, travelling back to the time of the dinosaurs. The beasts are cloned from fossilized DNA, brought to life and placed in a theme park on a desert island. During a testing phase, disaster strikes when some of the deadliest animals escape their enclosure.

Interestingly, the book was partly inspired by novels written a century ago, in particular The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, (who penned Sherlock Holmes) a story about explorers who discover a secret land in South America populated by dangerous, prehistoric animals. Steven Spielberg (again! He has great taste) who directed the Jurassic Park movies, even borrowed Conan Doyle's title for his sequel.
Read about another title on the list.

Jurassic Park is among Becky Ferreira's eleven best books about dinosaurs.

Also see Michael Brooks's top ten list of time travel books.

--Marshal Zeringue