Time Spike

Time Spike

Book - 2008
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Captain Mark Stephens was overseeing the change of shifts at the state of Illinois' maximum-security prison when the world outside was suddenly ripped. They thought it was an earthquake until they found that the Mississippi river had disappeared, along with all signs of civilization. Then the sun came up -- in the wrong direction. And a dinosaur came by and scratched its hide against the wall of the prison...

Something had thrown the prison back in time millions of years. And they were not alone. Other humans from periods centuries, even millennia apart had also been dropped into the same time. Including a band of murderous conquistadores. But the prison had its own large population of murderers. They couldn't be turned loose, but what else could be done with them? Death walked outside the walls, human savagery was planning to break loose inside, and Stephens and the other men and women of the prison's staff were trapped in the middle.

Publisher: Riverdale, N.Y. : Baen Books ; New York, NY : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, c2008.
Edition: Science Fiction Book Club edition
ISBN: 9781416555384
1416555382
Characteristics: 467 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kosmatka, Marilyn

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snow_leopard
May 07, 2010

same premise as 1632 using a prison to be shifted into the cretaceous period.
fighting conquistadores dinosaurs and a prison uprising - at best ok

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pinky0203
Mar 20, 2010

This is a great book. This one is set about 135 million years in the past and has dinosaurs. Anyone who has read any of the other books in the Ring of Fire series would enjoy this one.
It has completely different characters and also goes into some scientific explanation of the phenomenon. I would be interested to see if he continues to write another book about these characters, following them in their new lives.
It would also be interesting if he does some more follow-up on the scientific aspects and continues with the scientists he has introduced who are trying to figure out what happened and what caused it!

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