Molding A Jurassic Universe is a collection of essays exploring the space where nostalgia and geeky culture collide, all through the lens of Jurassic Park and the Jurassic Park franchise. The twenty-one essays muse on traumatized heroes, dinosaur martyrdom, the ethical implications of having a theme park full of extinct creatures brought back to life, cynicism as form and function in filmmaking, a shaving cream can as a foundation to worldbuilding, and more. Molding A Jurassic Universe is also a primer for the onscreen world of Jurassic Park on the eve of the rebirth of this franchise.
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Praise for Molding A Jurassic Universe:
"As an almost lifelong Jurassic Park devotee, I was surprised to learn a few new things about my favorite franchise in Molding A Jurassic Universe. It's a delightfully nostalgic look back at a unique source of entertainment that holds a special place in this nerd's heart and mind."
- Jill Pantozzi, Editor in Chief of The Mary Sue, The
"Steven Ray Morris expertly excavates the Jurassic Park canon in this fun and thoughtful collection of essays. A fantastic read for fans and newbies alike, and a timely primer in this epoch of nostalgic remakes and revivals which is soon to include Crichton's Jurassic World."
- Nicola Balkind, author of Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games
"In Molding, Steven has captured what is so engrossing about the world of Jurassic Park. Melding critical and fanboy perspectives alike, this collection peers into the compelling narrative behind Jurassic Park, the power of the universe's suggestions, the horror of the unseen and what ripples we can expect in the future from that first t-rex stomp. Each essay is the flap of a butterfly wing, causing chaotic storms of the sublime in our imagination-- not unlike Jurassic Park itself. Speaking as an ardent JP geek, this is everything I've ever wanted to read, talk about and think. Jurassic Park has become more than just a book, more than just a movie; it has become culture of the unknown. And this is the ultimate companion."
- Omar Najam, 2 Broke Geeks, Sunnydale Study Group Podcast