First edition cover
|Genre||Adventure, historical fiction|
|May 23, 2017|
Dragon Teeth is a novel by Michael Crichton, written beginning in 1974 and published posthumously on May 23, 2017. A historical fiction forerunner to Jurassic Park, the novel is set in the American West in 1876 during the Bone Wars, a period of fervent competition for fossil hunting between two real-life paleontologists noted for their intense rivalry, Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope. The plot follows the protagonist William Johnson, a Yale student who works during the summer alternately for the two paleontologists.
- Edward Drinker Cope
- Othniel Charles Marsh
- William Johnson
- Robert Louis Stevenson
- Brigham Young
- Phillip Sheridan
- George Custer
- Wyatt Earp
- Morgan Earp
- Charles Hazelius Sternberg
- Wild Bill Hickok
On July 30, 2016, it was announced that National Geographic closed a development deal with Amblin Television to adapt the novel into a limited global television series. It will be adapted by Graham Yost and Bruce C. McKenna and will follow the notorious rivalry between real-life paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh during a time of intense fossil speculation and discovery.
Don Oldenburg of USA Today gave the novel four stars, describing the book as "Plain and simple, it's Crichton fiction — a fun, suspenseful, entertaining, well-told tale filled with plot twists, false leads and lurking danger in every cliffhanging chapter."
- "HarperCollins to Publish Found Novel by Late Michael Crichton".
- "Dinosaur (bones) star in Michael Crichton's gripping 'Dragon Teeth'". USA Today. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
- "Michael Crichton's resurrected Dragon Teeth should've stayed preserved in amber '". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
- "Graham Yost, Bruce C. McKenna To Adapt Michael Crichton Manuscript 'Dragon Teeth' For Nat Geo" Deadline.com.
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