The Doctor and the Dinosaurs
by Mike Resnick
This tale is truly a work of spectacular imagination. The story opens with Doc Holliday on his death bed. He’s visited by an owl who isn’t really an owl but Geronimo. Geronimo offers Doc a deal as things are about to go horribly awry in Wyoming.
This story was packed with Wild West figures from history and takes you on an adventure involving digs for fossils, science, history, and Teddy Roosevelt. Then dinosaurs are thrown into the mix.
This book was thoroughly fun and full of real facts among the sparks of creativity.
Welcome to a Steampunk wild west starring Doc Holliday with dinosaurs, robots, and cowboys. The time is April, 1885. Doc Holliday lies in bed in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, expecting never to leave his room again. But the medicine man and great chief Geronimo needs him for one last adventure.
Welcome to the birth of American paleontology, spearheaded by two brilliant men, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two men whose genius is only exceeded by their hatred for each other’s guts. Now, with the aid of Theodore Roosevelt, Cole Younger, and Buffalo Bill Cody, Doc Holliday must save Cope and Marsh not only from the Comanches, not only from living, breathing dinosaurs, but from each other. And that won’t be easy.