From Dinosaurs to Elsewhen
In 2010, an Administrative Officer named H. Jamison Griffin brings a cooler to the Smithsonian Museum office of paleontologist Richard Lester, and offers him a job but no details other than an impossible lure: the cold but recently living severed head of a Stegosaurus. Lester, astonished, spends the next 12 h dissecting the dinosaur’s brain. It is totally convincing, not a fake. Could it be a Jurassic Park-style DNA composite? No, far too difficult. It has to be a specimen brought to the twenty-first century from the Cretaceous via time machine. A year and a half later Griffin invites him to join the classified government time travel project.