I’ve been spending quite a bit of time lately revising the first book in the Dinosaur Wars series. It will be published online soon as an electronic version. As part of that effort, I’ve created a map of the military action in the unfortunate conflict that started our new relationship with the Kra, which I’m sure everyone will agree has improved quite a bit since the armistice.
As a refresher for those who’ve read some of my writings on the war, and as an introduction for those who haven’t, here’s the map in all its glory.
The new edition, officially Edition 3, will have a new title, Dinosaur Wars: Earthfall, to distinguish it from the other stories in the series, Dinosaur Wars: Counterattack, Dinosaur Wars: Blood on the Moon, and the original first edition book, Dinosaur Wars. I’ve tried to avoid making big changes in the story I first told in Dinosaur Wars, but here and there, for the sake of completeness, I’ve added a bit more detail.
For instance, Saurgon, the Kra in charge of the deadly particle beam emanating from Phaeon Crater on the moon, was absent from the original Dinosaur Wars, but now he makes a couple of appearances in the revised book, Earthfall, just so people can get a feel for how low his opinion of humanity is. And his relationship with Gar, the only Kra willing to see humans as worthy of something more than extinction, is clarified. Did you know that Ugon, Saurgon, and Gar were co-equal leaders in a triumvirate of power at the top of the invasion force? That and a few other significant points are now to be found in the third edition. Third time’s a charm, right?