Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Earthfall (Dinosaur Wars, #1)” as Want to Read:
Earthfall (Dinosaur Wars, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Earthfall (Dinosaur Wars #1)

by
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  221 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Star Wars meets Jurassic Park as dinosaurs return to earth from space.
ebook
Published October 22nd 2010 by Hopp, Thomas (first published October 20th 2000)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Earthfall, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Earthfall

Jurassic Park by Michael CrichtonDragon Dawn by Deborah O'Neill CordesThe Lost World by Michael CrichtonRaptor Red by Robert T. BakkerThe Dinosaur Heresies by Robert T. Bakker
Best Dinosaur Books
37th out of 91 books — 109 voters
Dragon Dawn by Deborah O'Neill CordesJurassic Park by Michael CrichtonThe Dinosaur Four by Geoff   JonesThe Lost World by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Lost World by Michael Crichton
Books involving Dinosaurs
10th out of 20 books — 38 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 402)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Good Reader
This is the Kindle edition of a book I read years ago. It is a fun read. The invasion of intelligent dinos from space takes some suspension of disbelief, but after that it's a thrill ride all the way! Important here are the young hero and heroine, Chase Armstrong and Kit Daniels, who seem to be falling in love amid the horrors of war and charging dinosaurs. After so many books that use foul language, gruesome violence and other hard-core tactics to get attention, it was really refreshing to find ...more
Robert VanAckooy
I didn't think that an idea of a Dinosaur based society of 65 million years ago suddenly coming back to take over Earth, was going to lend itself to a remotely believable tale. I was wrong. Somehow, this far-fetched idea works.

The main characters were believable and I found myself caring how they fared in this outlandish war. Humans take a major hit in the early goings and there were times I didn't think this "war" was going to last very long. There were some good dinosaur moments sprinkled in w
...more
Greg
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Arthur Pratt
A very light and easy read. The premise of dinosaurs fleeing to the moon, returning to earth, and launching an invasion takes a LOT letting go and moving with the story. My biggest problem with this book was a lack of continuity. There is a scene where our hero stops to fill his truck up with gas, but is unable to due to the power being out. He decides to go back to his lady love's ranch to check on her, even though he knows he will barely have enough gas to get him to the ranch, let alone a ret ...more
Olethros
-Serie B agradable con sensaciones retro entrañables.-

Género. Ciencia-Ficción.

Lo que nos cuenta. Durante una misión cartográfica en la Luna, se hace un descubrimiento imposible. En Montana, y durante sus labores de seguimiento y control de la población de lobos en la zona, Chase Amstrong observa lo que parece ser un enorme transbordador espacial. Cuando trata de explicarle al Profesor Ogilvey su avistamiento, junto a la joven Kit Daniels, el científico le distrae con información sobre sus asomb
...more
Paul
Granted this book is a cross between Jurassic Park and ID4 where space dinosaurs from the moon invade Earth, the book does pull it off in a believable way. The dinos are woken up after 65 million years by a team of nasa astronauts exploring a crater. The dinos jump on their death ray and start blasting military targets from the moon and then invade with T-Rexs and other meat eating dinos! The characters are well written and the action is paced well. It does get a little unbelivable (like dinos o ...more
R.L. Austin
We aren't given the option of half stars, but I consider this review to represent 3.5 stars.

I was very excited when I read the preview of this book, and I was so anxious to read it that I took it on vacation with me. I finished the book during the return flight, and I will characterize it as a good story with a great concept behind it.

The first 2/3 of the book are the best, but it began to fall apart, at least for me, in the final third. The continuous last-second saves of the major characters a
...more
Good Reader
This is the older, paperback version I read years ago. It is a fun read. The invasion of intelligent dinos from space takes some suspension of disbelief, but after that it's a thrill ride all the way! Important here are the young hero and heroine, Chase Armstrong and Kit Daniels, who seem to be falling in love amid the horrors of war and charging dinosaurs. After so many books that use foul language, gruesome violence and other hard-core tactics to get attention, it was really refreshing to find ...more
Jennifer
This is an extremely imaginative book that I found myself being completely absorbed by before I was done with the first chapter! I love the creative and new ideas that Thomas Hopp uses in the book, my favorite being the use of dinosaurs.He uses them in a completely unexpected manner!
I could not put this book down and when I finished the book I wanted the story to continue!
I would recommend this book for anyone who likes fantasy, science fiction and dinosaurs or for anyone who just wants to read
...more
Good Reader
This is a fun read. The invasion of intelligent dinos from space takes some suspension of disbelief, but after that it's a thrill ride all the way! Important here are the young hero and heroine, Chase Armstrong and Kit Daniels, who seem to be falling in love amid the horrors of war and charging dinosaurs. After so many books that use foul language, gruesome violence and other hard-core tactics to get attention, it was really refreshing to find an adventure story with such decent people at its he ...more
Rob
This novel doesn't really break any new ground; in some ways, it's a redo of Larry Niven's Footfall, only the aliens are dinosaurs and Hopp has decided to shove a romance in. Hardly the 'heavy' sci-fi of Niven's novel, Dinosaur Wars is a light read, and if you're a fan of dinos-come-to-life-again and don't enjoy them being the results genetic experiments gone wrong, this may be for you.
Gunnar
Strange combination of wonderful imagination and cliche after cliche. Stock characters, none particularly deep, and none engaged me. Not a lot of understanding re military operations or strategy; the military treated as merely another stock character. The middle better than the beginning or ending, leaving me skimming at 71%. Oh, and they keep leaving people (and the dog) behind.
Lou Yuhasz
I got this book for the gloriously loopy cover and premise. Alien dinosaurs reclaiming the Earth from a secret moonbase? Sure, why not?

But I was pleasantly surprised. Hopp's love of dinosaur lore shines through, and he delivers a decent pulp adcenture. Characters ring true under the circumstances, and it's a quick, fun read.
Luis A. Vega Jr
Jurassic Park from outerspace

This is was a fun read. I wasn't sure how the writer was going to pull it off but it was refreshing and unique. I like how the typical alien invasion, dinosaurs, end of the world like science fiction story came all together.
Ken
This was an good book. I liked how the author introduced the characters and then integrated the story into their lives. As with most science fiction it makes you think and in some cases you have to suspend real world beliefs. But, overall an enjoyable story.
Catherine
A bit juvenile with stock characters -- feisty heroine, brave hero, crusty rancher, eccentric academic, evil military officer. Nevertheless, an easy and pleasant read, maybe because I loved the idea of dinosaurs returning to Earth.
Steve Davidek
Wasn't sure what to expect but I liked it. I now want to get the rest of the books so I can find out what happens. The main characters make you want to care. Some of the plot points are a little "corny" but it works.
Addison
It was free on Amazon, so why not? An interesting premise, leading to a fun, quick read. A little shaky in places, but over all enjoyable. I mean who doesn't want to read about a Trex roaming Montana?
Emma
I enjoyed this story of re-awakened intelligent dinosaurs retaking the earth from humans. I plan to read the next two books in the series.
David
I did enjoy rhis far fetched tale.

While i really enjoyed it, it didn't grip me. Don't think I will read the others in the series.
Christina Winkler butler
I thought this book had a good story line, very imaginative. Not like the books I normally read, so it was a pleasant surprise.
Ashley
It was kinda strange. Dinosaurs from the moon coming and attacking earth. Maybe if it was treated like a joke...
Kristy
Dinosaurs are hatched on the moon and initiate war with humans to reclaim earth. Classic!!!! :D
Ed Tinkertoy
A good read and different take on the history of the world. I liked it
Jennifer
interesting idea and well executed. A few minor nitpicks but overall enjoyable.
Bob  Sussino
Great book by an incredible author. Can't wait for more!
Thomas Roth
Very interesting tale. Well written.
Jay Huber
Good silly, goofball fun.
Steve
Very good read
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Fossil River
  • Legend of the Chosen (Destiny's Kingdom #1)
  • The Honour of the Knights
  • The Dangerous Dimension
  • The Ruins Of Mars
  • Right Ascension
  • Seth and Chloe (Lunara Trilogy, #1)
  • Neptune Crossing (The Chaos Chronicles, #1)
  • Voidhawk
  • First Contact (In Her Name: The Last War, #1)
  • The Gateway (Harbinger of Doom, novella)
  • Alpha Rising
  • Smallworld
  • Lux 1.1: Seeds (Lux, #1)
  • Walker
  • Into the Abyss
  • Chasing Vegas
  • Noir, City Shrouded by Darkness (Shades of Gray, #1)
4466108
Scientist and writer. Author of the Peyton McKean mystery series and Dinosaur Wars science fiction stories.
More about Thomas P. Hopp...
Counterattack (Dinosaur Wars, #2) Blood on the Moon (Dinosaur Wars, #3) Something in the Jungle (Dinosaur Tales, #1) The Jihad Virus Riding Quetzalcoatlus (Dinosaur Tales)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »