Dinosaur Planet Survivors
Sweet cover of early US editions
|Cover artist||Darrell Sweet (US)|
|Genre||Science fiction novel, Children's literature|
|Publisher||Orbit Books (UK)
Del Rey Books (US)
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Dinosaur Planet|
Dinosaur Planet Survivors or Survivors: Dinosaur Planet II is a 1984 science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey. It is the sequel to Dinosaur Planet (1978) and thus the second book in the Ireta series.
In 1985 the first two books were issued in one omnibus edition, The Ireta Adventure. McCaffrey and co-authors continued the series in 1990 and 1991 with three books sometimes called the Planet Pirates trilogy or series.
Dinosaur Planet featured the survey of planet Ireta for its mineral wealth. Several mysteries unfolded whose resolution was interrupted by a Heavyworlder mutiny.
After 43 years, survivors of the mutiny are wakened from cold sleep. Their emergency message has been decoded by a Thek who asks questions but not about the mutiny. They tell him about a buried beacon they found, and he immediately leaves without helping them. Forced to survive on their own, they discover that the mutineers have built a settlement and landing grid that could only be used to colonize a planet—in this case, illegally. Several Thek arrive and seize control for their own reasons.
- Dinosaur Planet Survivors title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database lists no cover artist for early UK editions (prior to the only hardcover edition, 1997) and Darrell Sweet for early US editions (paper only). There were multiple later editions alone or bound with Dinosaur Planet (omnibus).
- Ireta series listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database.
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