Mesozoic is a Science Fiction thriller set in the future but very much about the
past. Imagine a human world that has experienced a great extinction event. Many forms
of life have disappeared and civilisation as we know it no longer exists. The human
population has reduced from several billion to only a few million. The surviving
peoples are spread out across the planet in various locations. From this ecological
and environmental ruin, a civilisation emerges. Using renewable energy Oasis cities
begin to appear. Their shared society is based on reason and logic. Science gives
them the ability to exploit local resources with efficiency. Slowly, they develop
using old methods of communication to share their discoveries and advances. Eventually,
their technology surpasses that of the people who lived before the great extinction
event, the Collapse as it is known. In this new world, people can enjoy a high standard
of living, free life-
The Earth is still struggling to recover, however. Scientists discover a means of time travel and send Palaeontologists back to the Mesozoic Era to discover how life recovered from previous mass extinction events. This activity is governed by the Palaeontological Time Unit and the lucky scientists who get to visit the past and see real living dinosaurs are the members of the PFTU: Palaeontological Field Time Unit.
Dr Eva Kiesler is perhaps the most famous person amongst the Oasis cities. While studying physics at university she began an acting career and quickly became celebrated for her beauty as well as her talent. She proved herself in science as well by leading a team that discovered a much more efficient way to utilise hydrogen as a power source. The gift of bountiful and easy to produce energy revolutionised the Oasis civilisation and made time travel possible in the process.
The people of the Oasis cities are all members of their local polis, the political
heart of their society. There are no political parties and no one is allowed the
luxury of apathy. For all its seeming brilliance there are threats to the existence
of the Oasis and some of them come from within. Eva Kiesler is an active member of
her polis and eventually becomes the Leader of the Assembly-
Mesozoic, a time travelling dinosaur adventure!
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