Dinosauria - Part I: A Memory of Time

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Dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago. But what if they weren't? What if we traveled back in time and changed history, allowing them to survive and evolve alongside humans? What then? What would they grow up to become? What follows is Part I of Dinosauria.
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Published: Jan. 09, 2011
Words: 55,200
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458180612
About J. Rock

A NOTE FROM J. ROCK, Dec. 2012:
Dear Readers, I have heeded your words, and so I am making some minor changes to Dinosauria, Volume I (Parts I-IV). I get quite a bit of mail from readers who have enjoyed the series thus far, but they all seem to have one common complaint: the beginning. A lot of readers have told me how they almost gave up on the story because the beginning is intentionally confusing, with little to no resolution until much later in the plot. Recently, I had a fan send me a home edit they did on the story, whereby they put Part III of the story in place of Part I, and shuffled everything else. The result, in my opinion, is a superior product, more accessible to new readers. I will be publishing this new product this month. If you are already a reader of Dinosauria, you needn't worry: the story is EXACTLY the same, just presented in a different order; you miss out on nothing. However, if you feel at all sleighted by these new changes, please, let me know: dinosauria@hotmail.ca. I will rectify the situation to your satisfaction. Thanks for reading, and may Atreus be with you!

J. Rock is the author of the Dinosauria series of novels. He lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and works in the Parks & Recreation department. Other than writing and reading, J. enjoys camping, fishing, mountain biking, and plays bass guitar in a local alternative band. He is currently at work on the last Volume in Dinosauria.

Contact J. Rock: dinosauria@hotmail.ca

Dinosauria on the web: http://dinosaurianovels.webs.com/

Books by J. Rock, available on Amazon Kindle:

Dinosauria Volume I (Available Now)
Part I: Garden
Part II: Twin City Crossroads
Part III: A Memory of Time
Part IV: Nuevogato

Dinosauria Volume II (Spring 2012)
Part V: This Is War
Part VI: Purple
Part VII: Supermassive Black Hole
Part VIII: The Harrowing

Dinosauria Volume III (2013)

The Death Clock - a short story

Ex Machina - a short story (Amazon exclusive)

Dinosauria The Complete Volume 1 (Paperback)

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Dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago. But what if they weren't? What if we traveled back in time and changed history, allowing them to survive and evolve alongside humans? What then? What would they grow up to become? Find out in the new novel, Dinosauria by J. Rock, available on Amazon.com, or as a free ebook at Smashwords.com

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Review by: Warble on Sep. 18, 2011 : star star star
This was a fun young adult/teen adventure. I realize that the characters are not teens, but I felt that was how they were portrayed and developed. Less testoterone and invective laden back-and-forth may have brought the maturity level of the characters up a bit closer to their actual ages. Of course, I'm an older reader and may just not have appreciated this dialogue as much as a younger reader might.

On to the story, the pace held my attention and the plot came together pretty well, although a bit choppily (is that a word?). There was not enough back story in order to clearly understand how the characters ended up in their precarious position in the first place. More about the original time travel event would have been very helpful-althoug it may come about in the subsequent parts, which I have yet to read.

Overall, I found it a fun read and feel like Mr. Rock probably enjoyed writing it a great deal. I also feel like he has the ability to tie it together in the future parts as the pieces are all there.
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Review by: Tyson Vanherk on March 01, 2011 : star star star star star
This is a really great book. And I really loved the whole idea of dinosaurs living with people. I would recommend this book to anybody I know.
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Review by: Tyson Vanherk on March 01, 2011 : star star star star star
This is a really great book. And I really loved the whole idea of dinosaurs living with people. I would recommend this book to anybody I know.
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Review by: Stephanie Maddux on March 01, 2011 : star star star star star
If you liked the Lost, then you will like this book. Time travelers end up on an island with Dinosaurs! This is a good long read that will keep you interested and on edge waiting to see what happens next. This really the first Sci-FY that really perked my interested. There are also two more books in this series that I am jumping into next!
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Review by: Linda Horne on Feb. 04, 2011 : star star star star
This book combines two story plots I love, end of the world scenarios and dinosaurs. There are a few confusing parts that don't get cleared up, but not many and it adds to general feel of the story in the beginning. Excellent work on the sci-fi futuristic descriptions and character interactions. I liked it and I want more. Please see the full review at: http://ebookit.wordpress.com/
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Review by: grandma47 on Feb. 01, 2011 : star star star star star
Absolutely Awesome
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Review by: Patrick Gorham on Jan. 16, 2011 : (no rating)
Hey Paul, I assume there are still "regular" dinosaurs around for the same reason that there are still apes around in real life. The Saurians evolved from dinosaurs just as we evolved from apes. I also had the same question about the backstory, and actually emailed the author and he says that by the end of the story, we know everything, and leaving things out was a conscious descision.
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Review by: Paul Ryan on Jan. 16, 2011 : star star star star
A very good read with characters the reader grows to care about.
The story is very well told although I did become concerned that maybe I`d missed a book which you had to read before this one as there is history which is mentioned throughout the first half of the book and I was wondering when (if ever) these threads would start to be explained, they are in a large chunk of "flashback".

The question I would love to ask though is if the premise is that the story takes place on a world where dinosaurs and humans evolved alongside each other to a similar level of intelligence why are there still dinosaurs around of the same species as the Saurians which seem very much like the ones we think of which are wild and vicious, some of which are ridden by humans?

Still it`s an excellent story and I`m looking forward to the next instalment, I can`t believe it`s free!
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Review by: Patrick Gorham on Jan. 11, 2011 : star star star star star
I became interested in this writer when I came across his excellent short story Death Clock on this website, so when Dinosauria came up, I dove right in, and I have to say, it blew away all my expectations. It was awesome! Great sci-fi time travel adventure that creates a world where dinosaurs not only survived extinction, but evolved into something terrible. Bring on the next part!
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