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Author: Katherine A. Applegate
ISBN: 0613072529
Language: English
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources (June 1998)
Rating: 4.4
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Book 2 of 4 in the Megamorphs Series. They should really be able to morph dinosaurs. It's unclear because of time paradoxes whether the Animorphs actually changed history or were always there/had always been part of it somehow.

Book 2 of 4 in the Megamorphs Series. Their influence was what inspired the Nesk to aim a comet that wasn't going to hit Earth straight at the Mercora settlement. If that comet was the only one that hit Earth during that time and it wasn't actually supposed to, then the Animorphs influenced history before they were born.

Now when I read Megamorphs In the Time of the Dinosaurs I’m focusing more on how messed up these situations .

Now when I read Megamorphs In the Time of the Dinosaurs I’m focusing more on how messed up these situations are. So in this, our second blockbuster-style Animorphs I want to say that I don’t remember these books being as dark as they seem now, but I think that would be a lie. Young!Ben recognized the darkness-but for me, at that age, that wasn’t even the draw. I was more about the adventure and the heroism of these young characters-the science-fictional elements were really the coolest thing

Megamorphs are four companion books in the Animorphs series writted by .

Megamorphs are four companion books in the Animorphs series writted by . They are different from most of the other books in the series because they are narrated by all of the Animorphs, usually switching point-of-view at the beginning of each chapter. Their exact chronology to the other books is known via the Anibase, which states that it corresponds to the book release dates, however they are numbered as Megamorphs Megamorphs Megamorphs and Megamorphs #4.

Applegate - Megamorphs 02 - In The Time of Dinosaurs mouse-eating bird; the Cinnabon-chomping Andalite scorpion-boy we call Ax; and me, Marco, the sensitive, sensible, smart, and good-looking one. Also modest.

In the time of Dinosuars. Applegate My name is Marco. And I'm the idiot who happened to be watching the news on TV, and happened to see the story about the nuclear submarine that went down. Applegate - Megamorphs 02 - In The Time of Dinosaurs mouse-eating bird; the Cinnabon-chomping Andalite scorpion-boy we call Ax; and me, Marco, the sensitive, sensible, smart, and good-looking one.

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This is a list of all books in the Animorphs series by K. For a list of authors who ghostwrote much of this series using Applegate's name, see Animorphs § Ghostwriters. There are 54 books in the main series.

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The Megamorphs books are narrated by all six members of the Animorphs, in turns, but there is no. .The latter three morphs were never depicted in the book

The latter three morphs were never depicted in the book. "In the Time of Dinosaurs" is the only Megamorphs book that has a front-cover quote: "" The dinosaurs that appear in the book actually existed in different areas and prehistoric eras, so K. Applegate added a note from Tobias, explaining that - within the context of the story - paleontologists are actually incorrect about these species.

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Comments (7)
Tojahn
I been waiting to read this book since I was a kid love it
Ustamya
Umm, why didn't they ever explain why a morph no longer healed the kids of their battle scars? Inconsistencies bother me. So this is my least favorite Megamorph.

Notable moments and inconsistencies:

It's a bit ridiculous to imagine that a nuclear bomb could have gone off right next to a populated area and this doesn't appear to have any repercussions, nor is it brought up in the series again that an event which would be heralded as a catastrophe happened right there in the water. (Being that this is science fiction and sometimes very silly with its scientific justifications, perhaps we can just ignore that nuclear bombs don't rip through the time/space continuum to send people back in time, but that's ridiculous too. The very few nuclear explosions we've endured on this planet did not cause time travel. The sub's crew and rescue team also inexplicably did not come with the Animorphs to the past. It's unclear why the Sario Rip "picked" them to go through it.)

There's no reason their morphing abilities shouldn't work as they always did to heal wounds, but in this book, morphing doesn't heal them. This is never explained, and seems inconsistent because this is the second time they've experienced time travel by Sario Rip and during the first time they had no such problem.

It's interesting that Cassie immediately jumped into survivalist mode after she thought Rachel and Tobias were dead. She said some things that shocked Jake and Marco (such as suggesting they do various things with the dead body of a Tyrannosaurus to serve as clothes, shoes, and meat). It's never been said anywhere else in the story that Cassie has survivalist training--just animal-related medical training--but it makes sense that if she knows how to heal animals, she might know how to butcher them.

A new kind of creature is introduced in this book: An alien creature called the Nesk. It's made up of millions of ants.

There's a point when Jake overhears the thought-speak of Tobias when he is calling to Rachel. It seems odd that Tobias would randomly be using public thought-speak if he didn't think any other sentient creatures were around. That's not explained; it seems usually when they're talking just to each other they use specific, private thought-speak.

Another race called the Mercora emerges in this book--a race that has seven legs and is highly asymmetrical and slightly crab-like. In describing them, Ax also mentions a race called the Korla that the Andalites know about, and they've never been mentioned before.

It's revealed in this book that broccoli is not indigenous to Earth. It was brought to the planet by the alien Mercora race.

Toward the end of the book, the entire group morphs into birds and starts flying away, but there's a bit when Ax is said to have been keeping watch on something with his stalk eyes. He shouldn't be able to have stalk eyes while in a bird morph while they're all flying away. Seems this is a continuity glitch.

During the last time a Sario Rip happened, it makes sense that the morphs they acquired disappeared because that whole timeline was made to not exist based on Jake changing his mind about a choice they made. But in this book, the morphs getting erased doesn't really make sense because they did not undo anything they did and presumably they actually did have a lasting effect on reality. They should really be able to morph dinosaurs.

It's unclear because of time paradoxes whether the Animorphs actually changed history or were always there/had always been part of it somehow. Their influence was what inspired the Nesk to aim a comet that wasn't going to hit Earth straight at the Mercora settlement. If that comet was the only one that hit Earth during that time and it wasn't actually supposed to, then the Animorphs influenced history before they were born.

There's a note from Tobias at the end that seems tacked on, saying that even though Spinosaurus is said to have been extinct by the time the Cretaceous period was ending, Tobias wants you to believe otherwise because he was there (and almost got eaten by one). This seems like a case of patchwork editing pointed out late in the game rather than an intentional afterword by Tobias; seems more like a fact-checker caught the error and the editors decided to change it by making an excuse instead of making it match the known fossil record. This is the only factual error the book attempts to acknowledge but excuse, even though there are dozens of others--such as the water dinosaurs not really being dinosaurs and which ones were actually around during that time.
Vizil
I particularly loved or at least remembered the dino book from when I first read the series as a kid, so I wondered how I would react to it now. It had its moments, including various bits that are a great assessment of the characters' personalities. However, the story had various plot holes. It was the first one I had any trouble getting through.

It's good that the navy diver happened to be female. In general, characters that don't have to be any particular gender are often male by default. (similar with race, sexuality, et cetera)

Why didn't they think about a Sario Rip quicker? They already encountered it, although under different circumstances, in #11 The Forgotten.

I thought morphing fixed nongenetic injuries, so that seems like another plot hole, but maybe that's Tobias being a weird case.

Tobias as a dino nerd seems like a reasonable plot device - useful information in character, an exposition mechanism, and a way to riff on the series' animal info theme. It was funny how that was compared to Rachel knowing about clothing designers. Also, Marco's line about a quarter tonner was classic.

I still love Ax POV, as I have with his whole books. However, the switching between POV's seems more disjointed than it usually does, whether with Animorphs in particular or in general. The science nerd in me appreciated how he said something about this planet's hours and minutes - those terms can be thought of as 1/24 and 1/1440 of whatever the planet's day is rather than a fixed amount of time based on modern day Earth measurements. I wonder how that would affect the morph time limit, but that never came up.

Why didn't they think of acquiring dino morphs? Using their Earth morphs to bust out of dinos trying to eat them got stale after a little while. When Tobias finally has that realization, it comes suddenly, without any leadup. Also, controlling the morph's instincts was particularly difficult with the dino's - were they especially different?

Rachel's food themed analogies for their situation were hilarious.

The story seemed to get better when it returned to the Nesk plotline. The creature being composed of many smaller creatures instantly reminded me of the Veleek.

The book had a good action ending that felt similar to other successes in the series. Not saving the Mercora felt like pretty standard time travel ethics, not interfering with the past. As such, it didn't feel like one of Cassie's odd moral objections. Voting yes on something with intent to sabotage it reminded me of Mockingjay (the third and last Hunger Games book).

As for the last paragraph: It seems like K.A. Applegate remembered to reference only Cretaceous dinosaurs but didn't think of when during the Cretaceous they existed, and then decided to address the mistake in-character. I thought that was a nice touch instead of ignoring it or rewriting to fix it. (I'm not enough of a dino nerd to notice anyway)