Winner of Japan's Seiun Award for best foreign science fiction novel of the year.
War of the Worlds meets The Time Machine — with dinosaurs!
Paleontologist Brandon Thackeray is eager to find out what killed the dinosaurs. With a newly developed, still-experimental timeship, he will be able to do what no human being has ever done: stand face-to-face with a living, breathing dinosaur. But he and his partner (and rival) Miles "Klicks" Jordan discover that they are not the only intelligent creatures on Earth at the end of the Cretaceous. There's a war going on and the dinosaurs are right in the middle of it.
Please note that this book is not part of The Quintaglio Ascension Trilogy. It is a stand-alone novel set on Earth.
This special Kobo edition includes the bonus short story On the Surface and a reading group guide.
"Audacious — Sawyer has reached far beyond the grasp of the standard SF time-travel story. End of an Era would have to rank as one of the finest Canadian or American science fiction novels I have read in the last 10 years. Definitely a better book than Jurassic Park — faster paced, avoiding the expository dumps that Crichton uses, and supplying us with much more believable characters. Faced with a staggering amount of possible loose threads, Sawyer manages to tie things into one of the tightest knots possible." —The Edmonton Journal
"In the past decade, Robert Sawyer has become one of the most popular writers of science fiction. Many of his fans, though, haven't read some of his early work. Now's the time, as the author has revised End of an Era, a novel that shows the originality and talent obvious in more recent titles like Calculating God and FlashForward. This isn't the first science fiction novel to take readers back to the time of the dinosaurs, but with Sawyer, you expect something unique. And you won't be disappointed." — The Denver Rocky Mountain News
ROBERT J. SAWYER has won the Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell Memorial, Seiun, and Aurora Awards, all for best science fiction novel of the year. His novels include Hominids, Rollback, Wake, and FlashForward (basis for the TV series).