The Pleistocene Redemption


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 “… Intense … harrowing … will grip the reader from the first page to the last. … Another of those science fiction masterpieces … so hard to put down.”

·        Midwest Book Reviews (Cox)


“Gallagher goes into intense detail of every aspect of this world he has created. So much so that not only does the reader feel like a nightmare that won't stop has been recreated ... so vivid that reading becomes a scary, yet thrilling adventure in exploring our own roots ... profound … a wonderful job of connecting philosophy and the humanities with science … surprising … intense … sobering … .”

·        Bookwatch (Glodowski)


The Pleistocene Redemption is a fast-paced new thriller and a great read.”

·        Prehistoric Times (Fredericks)


“... Exciting ... intellectual ... . This novel offers something for almost everyone. Whether readers are primarily interested in Science Fiction, adventure, prehistoric speculations or ethics, The Pleistocene Redemption promises to interest an extremely wide audience. It will upset many readers, but will undoubtedly cause many others to examine their own beliefs. ... Move over, Michael Crichton, a powerful new force has arrived!”

·        Doug's Book Shelf, Okmulgee Daily Times


The Pleistocene Redemption is a fabulous, wild, fast-paced story that combines an extraordinary amount of research with a real narrative gift. The ending will leave you overwhelmed with its profound philosophical and spiritual implications. I highly recommend it.”

·        Douglas Preston, best-selling co-author of The Relic and Mount Dragon


“... A fascinating concept ... the Preserve ... the Neanderthals ... all the perils. More authentic than Jurassic Park.”

·        James Gunn, author of The Joy Machine (Star Trek #80) and The Road to Science Fiction


“… An important addition to science fiction … . Others have tried … . Now Gallagher … keeps the reader off balance with action: a plethora of very hungry Pleistocene megafauna, political tension and realistic military conflicts … a novel that is hard to put down.”

·        Thomas J. Bassler, M.D. (T.J. Bass), author of Half Past Human


“I truly enjoyed it. The Pleistocene Redemption is a mind-opener, challenging religion and mysticism with 'new science.' It may make you angry but it will definitely make you think. A compelling read.”

·        Richard La Plante, author of Tegné and Steroid Blues


 “… Extraordinary vision … well researched … intriguing … .”

·        William Sarabande, author of “The First Americans” sagas


“An engrossing confluence of cutting-edge science, thought-provoking ethics, and storytelling that moves at the pace of a Gatling gun.”

·        Lincoln Child, best-selling co-author of The Relic and Mount Dragon

The Pleistocene Redemption has qualified for the preliminary 1998 “Nebula” award ballot. Many thanks to best-selling author, Robert J. Sawyer and other kind fellow SFWA members!

·         Was a finalist in The Writers’ Foundation’s “Best of America” award, 1998



 “… Hard to put down … . Hauntingly close to real possibilities … terrifying. I truly enjoyed the action, excitement, politics, human drama, all mixed with enough science to make me think that perhaps this could really happen.”

·        Scott R. Woodward, Ph.D., geneticist and microbiologist, Brigham Young University


The Pleistocene Redemption takes a giant leap beyond Jurassic Park! Its foundation in real technology and biology enables the reader to hurtle into this very enjoyable and intriguing fiction.”

·        William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D. & Erin L. Hauswirth, Editorial Board of “Ancient Biomolecules”


“This is not a story to put down, but you may wish it to last forever. A thrilling tale with a fine blend of adventure, politics, religion, and science. More scientifically plausible and better written than any other book I have read on regenerating extinct species.”

·        Neil Clark, Ph.D., Curator, Hunterian Museum (Scotland) & author of books on dinosaurs


The Pleistocene Redemption is a thrilling, wild adventure. It uses just-beyond-current science to plausibly, forcefully and vividly place the reader amongst astounding extinct animals. As your muscles tense and your heart pounds, wipe the sweat off your brow and try to tell yourself that it's only a story!”

·        Larry G. Marshall, Ph.D., paleontologist, The Institute for Human Origins


“… A gripping and highly entertaining yarn, matching Jurassic Park in accuracy and plausibility.”

·        John M. Harris, Ph.D, Chief Curator of the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries


“… A high spirited, adventurous book worthy of the time and considerable thought readers will happily invest. … readers will definitely have something to think about as they turn the last pages.”

·        Kelly Milner-Halls, author of Dino-Trekking


“A fast-paced and imaginative story, based on wide-ranging background research, that prompts one to wonder what it really means to be human.”

·        Ian Tattersall, Ph.D., paleontologist and author of The Last Neanderthal


“Thoughtfully addressing critical issues confronting humanity, this science fiction/geopolitical thriller leaves Jurassic Park way behind. It's an intellectual adventure in … molecular biology, species regeneration, paleozoology, biomedical ethics, and spirituality. An assured classic and a ‘must’ read.”

·        J. Richard Greenwell, Secretary of The International Society of Cryptozoology


“...A crackerjack adventure chock full of derring-do, with a grand bonus for the paleontologist. ... Vast ... innovative ... far more ambitious [than] the Jurassic Park novels ... global in complexity ... - and what a cast! ... A work of great philosophic complexity ... quite readable ... first class science fiction ... ingenious ... compelling ....”

·        Paleontologia Electronica (Anderson)


“With skill, wit and humor, Gallagher deftly propels readers. This fun and pleasurable tale is hauntingly profound. Accelerating powerfully within natural and supernatural realms, it enthralls, consoles and terrifies. This important thriller melds biotechnology, espionage, spiritual challenge, prehistoric adventure and more. A compelling and meaningful experience, The Pleistocene Redemption joins the ranks of Shelley's Frankenstein, Huxley's Brave New World and Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz.”

·        Russell E. Smith, STD, KHS, 1992-96 President, The Pope John Center, a bioethics institute

 "...Few science fiction writers also possess sufficient expertise in the religious and ethical fields to provide the balance necessary for a thoroughly compelling narrative. Dan Gallagher is an exception. ...The Pleistocene Redemption’s climax, containing one of the finest action sequences in recent fiction, approaches apocalyptic dimensions.... While Michael Crichton’s Jurassic stories were interesting..., Gallagher ups the ante dramatically and intellectually. His spiritual and ethical probing of characters and situations is also relentless as the escalating peril... reaches catastrophic dimensions. ...An extraordinary work...."

·        Richard J. Woods, O.P., author of Mysticism and Prophecy, The Devil, and fiction works.


“… Intellectual … timely … wonderful humor, and a most entertaining story … . A gripping science fiction … . Research, plot & character development, and intrigue are extraordinary … . In refreshing opposition to the chaos-deterministic theme of Jurassic Park and the neopaganism of The Celestine Prophecy. …I heartily commend it to the thoughtful reader.”

·        J. F. Bierlein, author of Parallel Myths


“In The Pleistocene Redemption, author Dan Gallagher has given us ... this visionary ... spine-chilling and compelling work [and has] also given it the ingredient that separates the good books from the great books. The Pleistocene Redemption gets you to think! ... If you've been looking for a book that is provocative and controversial, look no further.”

·        Richard Fuller, Ph.D., Senior Editor, “Metaphysical Reviews”


The Pleistocene Redemption is science fiction with a soul. ... Intriguing and insightful .... Controversial? Perhaps. Riveting? Definitely!”

·        Book Reviews by Clancy Cross


“Thrilling new insight into the increasingly lethal Culture of Death pandemic.  Not only is the style of writing riveting, but the scientific and ethical infrastructure of this remarkable work is faultless.  A brave new voice is heard on the Pro-life stage!”

·        Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D., author of The Hand of God


“Science fiction, anthropology, religion and thriller for fans of Jurassic Park and the human spirit.”

·        Lynne Bundesen, author of So the Woman Went Her Way