Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Doctor and the Dinosaurs by Mike Resnick

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


The Doctor and the Dinosaurs by Mike Resnick
Pyr (December 10, 2013)

The time is April, 1885. Doc Holliday lies in bed in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, expecting never to leave his room again. But the medicine man and great chief Geronimo needs him for one last adventure. Renegade Comanche medicine men object to the newly-signed treaty with Theodore Roosevelt. They are venting their displeasure on two white men who are desecrating tribal territory in Wyoming. Geronimo must protect the men or renege on his agreement with Roosevelt. He offers Doc one year of restored health in exchange for taking on this mission.

Welcome to the birth of American paleontology, spearheaded by two brilliant men, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two men whose genius is only exceeded by their hatred for each other's guts. 

Now, with the aid of Theodore Roosevelt, Cole Younger, and Buffalo Bill Cody, Doc Holliday must save Cope and Marsh not only from the Comanches, not only from living, breathing dinosaurs, but from each other. And that won't be easy.


A Steampunk wild west, Doc Holliday, with zombies, robots, cowboys, and dinosaurs? Oh, you can so count me in for that. Awesome.

3 comments:

  1. Haven't heard of this one but it sounds exciting!

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  2. Interesting pick. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Cool pick and awesome cover!

    Thanks for sharing <3

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