Dinotopia: A land Apart From Time has been scanned into an ebook format, though I doubt it's official. It's not properly available as an ebook either at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.
Amazon's Fire HD is a color tablet, so they do offer something similar to an ipad. Same thing with the Barnes and Noble Nook HD/HD+. Both are MUCH cheaper than Apple's device.
The screens are, at their largest, about 9 inches across (diagonally). I'm not sure how well Gurney's books will come across on those screens. It might be worth it to lose some detail and scope for portability and ready availability, though.
I have the Nook HD+ (their largest one). The screen resolution is good for a blu-ray movie (1080p). The detail from the books would definitely pop, but again, the size of the pictures would get hurt.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. - Erasmus
Dear Lord, the gods have been good to me. As an offering, I present these milk and cookies. If you wish me to eat them instead, please give me no sign whatsoever *pauses* Thy will be done *munch munch munch*. - Homer Simpson
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative. - H. G. Wells
...I have the Nook HD+ (their largest one). The screen resolution is good for a blu-ray movie (1080p). The detail from the books would definitely pop, but again, the size of the pictures would get hurt.
I've got the same Nook as well, and concur that it would have no trouble showing Dinotopia's illustrations. Making each image full-screen allows for sufficient detail, although we would lose the page layout when viewing them this way. I'd be happy with either this Nook or a full-size iPad (but not the mini -- some phones are almost its size).
eBook formats offer an additional advantage: they're readily searchable. This helps when we research what is or isn't canonical, as we often do on these boards. For example, one could easily recall the species of the dino riding the bicycle taxi without thumbing through all the pages of the books. Yet the latter is so much fun -- I can surely get lost in these books!
Last Edit: Jan 5, 2019 19:15:54 GMT -5 by bricabrach
cptstarlight: Dinotopia, like returning to the company of an old friend. Should old friends be forgot and never thought upon? I think not.
Feb 14, 2019 6:57:52 GMT -5
bricabrach: And yes! There's nothing like Dinotopia! Breathe deep, seek peace.
Nov 11, 2018 19:42:49 GMT -5
DinoAnon: Remember to uphold personal honour and find your own glory in the world and your traditions. Halcyon and the Knights of the Unrivaled could have done no less. Good bye, Dinotopia.
Nov 8, 2018 23:50:51 GMT -5
DinoAnon: So to old friends long gone, to times in the past, and with my dearest wishes of positivity in your lives, this is Steven/Lellywin from Canada saying farewell. Breathe deep. Seek peace. Good luck to you all.
Nov 8, 2018 23:49:20 GMT -5
DinoAnon: Spending time with Dinotopians. And how much more wonderful and magical the world was.
Nov 8, 2018 23:47:26 GMT -5
DinoAnon: Look at the last Jurassic Park films, still stuck in middle 90's dino science, still such corny nonsense. I think about what we could have had, and it frustrates me, but at the same time I am greatful for the years I spent among Dinotopians...
Nov 8, 2018 23:47:12 GMT -5
DinoAnon: And I have to really wonder how something so special and unique lost its footing in popular culture. There will *never* be anything like Dinotopia, especially as media marches on and continues to provide us such thoughtless and violent garbage.
Nov 8, 2018 23:45:33 GMT -5
DinoAnon: I remember 1995 and the glorious high point of The World Beneath and the exciting world of Dinotopia being explored. I look around now in a decaying fandom, though you don't need a fandom to enjoy something...
Nov 8, 2018 23:44:47 GMT -5
Rosa: Highsoar and Alyssa! Hi! It's so good to see you back!!!
Oct 31, 2018 20:55:04 GMT -5