Author Topic: Raptor Red  (Read 590 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kay Alett

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Gryphon
  • part-time hobbyist
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 4858
    • Only The Strong: Wanderers
Raptor Red
« on: September 21, 2018, 10:52:20 pm »
When I was in Jr. High I did quite a lot of reading and there was one book that really stood out to me.



Robert Bakker's Raptor Red.
The book chronicles a year in the life of a large Utahraptor. Highly anthropmorphised in her behavior and actions the book is more of a chronicle of the raptor's inner thoughts, feelings and instincts.
It's a good book if you don't take it as strict scientific... anything. It's informed by Bakker's knowledge of the Utahraptor but it is a lot of speculation.

So has anyone here read this book and if so what did you think?
Semi-Retired from Furry.
 - - - -
Come bitter Rain,
And wash from my Heart
That saddest of all Words: Home

Offline Loc

  • Tea-obsessed transhumanist and Buddhist.
  • Species: Cyborg snow leopard
  • The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
  • *
  • Posts: 4571
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 11:02:19 am »
I'm a palaeontologist. It's very popular in some of the circles I hang around in.

Avatar by Shibara,  sig by Miser

0.1.0 carrot tail leopard gecko, Gelbstoff
0.1.0 bearded dragon, Dany
0.0.1 amel stripe het hypo corn snake, Vivec

FFSc3ar A+ C D- H- M P+ R++ T++ W Z- Sf# RLS* a cn+ d+ e++ f h+++ i++ j+ p+++ sf#

Offline Varg the wanderer

  • Species: Maligator/Tervuren
  • Furtopia cannot be held down!
  • *
  • Male
  • Posts: 2805
    • My writings and leatherwork at SoFurry!
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 04:09:21 pm »
I'm a palaeontologist. It's very popular in some of the circles I hang around in.

I never knew you were a rock hound!

It sounds interesting. The only book I've read that's anything like that would be Saint Peter's Wolf, by Michael Cadnum. It's similar, but that of a werewolf.
My writings and other stuff: https://varg-stigandr.sofurry.com/

"I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by." - Douglas Adams

"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

Offline Iara Warriorfeather

  • Species: Main: Raptor dinosaur (Iara) Alt: Jaguaress (Moongaze)
  • Furtopia's Dinosaur-in-Residence
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 1533
    • My Homepage
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 10:15:19 pm »
I love this book so much! Raptor Red is love, Raptor Red is life! I used to read it constantly, now I want to pick it up again! I have a signed copy from Bob Bakker himself. :3

Furry Code:
FDC5adw/FP3adsw A+ C+ D++ H++ M- P++++ R+ T++ W Z Sf RLS/LW* a+ cn+ d-- e+++ f+ h+++ iwf++ j p*

My twitter feed (art and such)
My dA page

Offline Jade Sinapu

  • Full Member
  • Species: Wolf / GSD
  • ***
  • Male
  • Posts: 220
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 10:04:59 am »
Hey, now this sounds interesting!  Glad I checked in here.  I will give it a read  :)
If at first you don't succeed, you have the diode backwards, again! -- Me.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world -- Ghandi

FCWh4asw A- C- D+ H+ M- P+ R T+++ W Z Sm RLRLE a+ cn++ e++ f h- i+ j p s#
-Furry Code

Offline Loc

  • Tea-obsessed transhumanist and Buddhist.
  • Species: Cyborg snow leopard
  • The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
  • *
  • Posts: 4571
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 05:33:50 am »
I know of a bloke who is doing a Disney style animation of Raptor Red. He's just finished up his character drafts and is working on some animation styles now. He posts his progress on a palaeontology FB group I run. It's looking good so far. Here's hoping he doesn't run into any legal issues.


I never knew you were a rock hound!

Got my BSc in palaeontology and evolution in 2012. Not currently active in the field due to the shortage of related jobs in this country, but I stay up to date on recent findings, help other palaeos with their papers (mostly data set work) and am one of the people who runs the aforementioned palaeo page. Not currently considering a masters or PhD due to life circumstances, but not ruling it out for the future.

EDIT: Just order myself a third-hand copy from Amazon for about 3. Should ship over within a month (no UK sellers had it in stock). Should actually give it a read after all I've heard about it.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 05:40:53 am by Loc »

Avatar by Shibara,  sig by Miser

0.1.0 carrot tail leopard gecko, Gelbstoff
0.1.0 bearded dragon, Dany
0.0.1 amel stripe het hypo corn snake, Vivec

FFSc3ar A+ C D- H- M P+ R++ T++ W Z- Sf# RLS* a cn+ d+ e++ f h+++ i++ j+ p+++ sf#

Offline Kay Alett

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Gryphon
  • part-time hobbyist
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 4858
    • Only The Strong: Wanderers
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 12:24:35 pm »
Hey, now this sounds interesting!  Glad I checked in here.  I will give it a read  :)

It's a good book. I really enjoy it; even if it might not be 100% scientifically accurate it's still entertaining.
Semi-Retired from Furry.
 - - - -
Come bitter Rain,
And wash from my Heart
That saddest of all Words: Home

Offline Jade Sinapu

  • Full Member
  • Species: Wolf / GSD
  • ***
  • Male
  • Posts: 220
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2018, 06:59:09 pm »
Well, Raptor Red came charging through my mail box yesterday!  Hey I didn't realize it had a motion type hologram on the cover!?
Neato!

SOOO... now to find the time to relax, unwind, read and enjoy that which is life as a beautiful dino-raptor. (I assumed she was a super model UtahRaptor, because I can.  And the name Raptor Red made me think of her wearing a red cocktail dress and dancing the fox trot.)
RAWR!

 :-[ :-[
If at first you don't succeed, you have the diode backwards, again! -- Me.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world -- Ghandi

FCWh4asw A- C- D+ H+ M- P+ R T+++ W Z Sm RLRLE a+ cn++ e++ f h- i+ j p s#
-Furry Code

Offline Loc

  • Tea-obsessed transhumanist and Buddhist.
  • Species: Cyborg snow leopard
  • The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
  • *
  • Posts: 4571
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 04:20:00 am »
Talk about coincidence, my copy has just turned up as well.
Although I don't think I'll be having the same mental images as you...

Avatar by Shibara,  sig by Miser

0.1.0 carrot tail leopard gecko, Gelbstoff
0.1.0 bearded dragon, Dany
0.0.1 amel stripe het hypo corn snake, Vivec

FFSc3ar A+ C D- H- M P+ R++ T++ W Z- Sf# RLS* a cn+ d+ e++ f h+++ i++ j+ p+++ sf#

Offline Jade Sinapu

  • Full Member
  • Species: Wolf / GSD
  • ***
  • Male
  • Posts: 220
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2018, 11:12:56 am »
Loc, NO ONE has the same mental images as me.  And that's a good thing.
 ;)

My copy  was apparently never read,  just yellowed with time.
Cost about,  6 or 7 USD?
If at first you don't succeed, you have the diode backwards, again! -- Me.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world -- Ghandi

FCWh4asw A- C- D+ H+ M- P+ R T+++ W Z Sm RLRLE a+ cn++ e++ f h- i+ j p s#
-Furry Code

Offline Jade Sinapu

  • Full Member
  • Species: Wolf / GSD
  • ***
  • Male
  • Posts: 220
Re: Raptor Red
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2018, 09:03:39 pm »
Okay, so I read it....
The author was able to take me to a prehistoric world, and I was terrified at times!
There was a lot of gore, heartbreak, exploration, introspection, and fun.

It is my feeling that the main character in Jurassic Park1 is like the author.  And to think that the author worked, lived, taught, only about 200 miles from me, and I have been past the exact area he lived(s) and worked many times.  Never knew.

If the early world was as he shows, I am SOOO glad we mammals rule the world now.
Its a little tamer now.  Just a little.
If at first you don't succeed, you have the diode backwards, again! -- Me.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world -- Ghandi

FCWh4asw A- C- D+ H+ M- P+ R T+++ W Z Sm RLRLE a+ cn++ e++ f h- i+ j p s#
-Furry Code