Far Seer by Robert Sawyer.September 20, 2007
I just read Far Seer by Robert Sawyer. Great idea- the story of Galileo set in a society of pre-industrial dinosaurs (he’s got another one about the dinosaur Darwin and a third one about the dinosaur Freud). I say thumbs at 4 and 8 tho. Although the inspiring idea is brilliant and the worldbuilding is too, I was quite disappointed by the execution (especially since Hominids was so well done, at least the first half or so that I read). Read it for the way he constructs their psyches from their instincts, and because hey, dinosaurs. I still have faith in Sawyer to entertain me, but I’ll probably read End of an Era before I read the other books in this series.
[Edit a few hours later: My dissatisfactions are more or less in line with those expressed at Prehistoric Pulp, where hope is offered for the rest of the series being better.]