Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Prophet of Bones, by Ted Kosmatka

Second paragraph of third chapter:
After they married, they’d continued to work on the same projects for a while, but there was never any doubt that Paul’s father was the bright light of the family. The genius, the famous man. He was also crazy.
One of a bunch of books I picked up at Novacon in 2013 and am only now getting around to reading. This was way better than I had expected. It's set in a world almost exactly like ours, except that science has proved the age of the universe to be only 5,800 years. Our hero, a dynastic palaeontologist, finds himself confronted by fossil evidence that challenges the foundations of both scientific and religious belief, and gets wrapped up in a massive conspiracy to control, suppress and eradicate the truth. Not deep stuff but a great fun read. You can get it here.

This was my top unread book acquired in 2013, and also the sf book that had lingered longest unread on my shelves. Next on those piles respectively are Laatste Schooldag, by Jan Siebelink, and Heaven's War, by David S. Goyer.
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