Reading Pile: Doctor Dinosaur's Time Travel Through The Back Door HC
It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that Dr.Dinosaur from Atomic Robo is one of my favorite characters, so I shouldn't have been surprised when I was gifted a copy of this but hey I've been a bit out of it this year and I didn't even realize it existed. But here we are now with this glorious piece of mad scientist dinosaur fiction and the world is a better place for it.
If you haven't read any Atomic Robo (and you should), I firmly believe that you can read this on its own because the premise is pretty simple. Doctor Dinosaur is brilliant but also stupid, and he may or may not be an actual time traveler, and crystals are very very important to his plans. The crystals are, in fact, integral. And that's all you need to know, and also he may have kidnapped someone to help write this book and the text is sporadically interrupted with pleas for help.
I should note that this is basically a prose book, although it does come with a lot of helpful diagrams and pictures to understand the intricacies of time travel.
Did you ever want to know why visiting the future leads to insanity? How to avoid the Three Hell-Kings of Proto Earth? Juts how stupid Atlantis, Mu, and Lemuria really are? Or maybe you just want a transcript of Dr. Dino's podcast for his movie nights with Gary, his hostage/co-host. It's just a smorgasbord of delight, and a reminder of why I love Brian Clevinger's writing, especially when it features this character.
There's a certain amount of joy that's evident in the work and it makes everything all the more fun. Seriously, we can all use a little more fun in our lives these days.
And again, if you have never read Atomic Robo, seriously please check it out if only to bask in the glorious glory of Dr. Dinosaur.