Dragon Teeth

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Dragon Teeth
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First edition cover
Author Michael Crichton
Country United States
Language English
Genre Adventure, historical fiction
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
May 23, 2017
Pages 320
ISBN 978-0-06-247335-6
Preceded by Micro

Dragon Teeth is a novel by Michael Crichton, written beginning in 1974 and published posthumously on May 23, 2017.[1][2] 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.

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Adaptation[edit]

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.[4]

Reception[edit]

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."[2]

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