History of Jur

The Jur novels came about during slow night shifts in France. Around 1965 I was a squad leader for a bunch of Army MPs in Southern France. At night, while working the desk and my patrols were keeping law and order, to pass the time I created plots and characters attempting to write fiction. Nothing became of my interest in writing until 1970, after a tour in the jungle of Vietnam, and those plots came back to me. I wrote the first two novels during that year, and sent the first to publishers. Basically, my main characters were an Army Green Beret and a French archaeologist, who accidentally fall through a time tunnel to the Jurassic Period. When the first novel didn’t go anywhere I set the manuscripts aside. James Reasoner suggested I change the Green Beret and set the beginning after the Stock Market Crash of ’29. The rest is history. The sequence of the novels are: “Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth”, “Savage Land of Jur”, “Lost Land of Jur”, “Queen of Jur”, “Treasure of Jur”, and “Drums of Jur”. "Pangaea: Eden's Planet" actually takes place in the Permian Period, prior to the Jurassic, but it is the story that truly begins the JUR series.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Eden's Planet The Characters

Pangaea: Eden’s Planet
The Characters

Colonel Evelyn Peterson, before choosing a career as a pilot, majored in geology. She had dreamed of going to the stars from a young age, and her meteoric rise in rank as a fighter pilot and commander, gave her the opportunity to command this mission. If successful, she would return to Earth with the rank of general.
Major Adam Cooper is an open book, no mysteries. The same as Sheri, he’s seeking adventure, excitement, maybe a little bit of danger. He likes to throw a few parties, and has been known to swing the girls around a dance floor a time or two. He had studied paleontology at the university before becoming a pilot.
Captain Tony Mercer is the navigator. He has a hidden death wish. NASA needed a navigator, and Tony was the best. As far as NASA was concerned, they didn't want to pry into any secrets. He was wounded in the war, but never mentions it.
Professor Carl Plymouth holds degrees in astronomy and meteorology, as well as mathematics and a few other sciences most of us never heard of. He has assisted NASA for the last ten years in their study of the Martian atmosphere, and studied every storm that's been spotted on the red planet. He also lost a son in the war.
Doctor Terril taught medicine at the university where Professor Plymouth also taught. They both went to NASA when the call came. She is a mystery. Beneath that stern expression is one of the keenest minds in the medical field. She could head any major hospital of her choosing, or have a successful practice in a major city, and keep a bank account that would choke a horse. Yet she devoted her time to teaching medicine at the university, until volunteering for the mission to Mars. She is also a microbiologist, and had been doing private research for years.
Sheri Thompson has a brilliant mind—her specialty is zoology—she seeks the unknown, the adventure in life. Maybe even the excitement—and danger. She has studied every living organism on Earth, and is anxious to look under a few red rocks on Mars now. Personally, she also likes to dance and throw a few parties. Sheri will bring some bright spots to a lonely assignment.
Roger Manning, the civilian engineer, is looking for God. He's a fine engineer, the best in his field. He can fix any machine, given time, or figure out what's wrong with it. But being a Christian, the war almost destroyed his faith. With half the world wiped out, and billions of people killed, he couldn't understand why God hadn't intervened.
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“A Romance, 250 Million Years In The Making.”

Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!

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