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Longyear, Barry B.

New York : Walker, 1989.
ISBN 059521309X
Here's an interesting theory about what happened to the dinosaurs. They calculated a destruction of Earth's resources so they built huge spaceships and went into suspended animation. The surprise was when it came time to reclaim the Earth, they encounter humans that had evolved from tree-dwellers, something their calculations had not predicted. The United States sends a military PR person which totally confuses the being because they take what he says literally and he's always joking. Tension builds as mutiny aboard the space ship threatens to cut short the beings patient negotiation. When push comes to shove, a powerful human trait startles the beings into reconsidering their plans to inherit the Earth right then.


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