Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur

Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur is written by Brian Clevinger and drawn by Scott Wegener.

I love Dr. Dinosaur.

It is 100% clear that Dr. Dinosaur is totally out of his depth fighting Atomic Robo and his crew. It is also pretty clear that Atomic Robo underestimates Dr. Dinosaur, but exactly how that will play out is, as always, the plot of the book.

Dr. Dinosaur is only the primary plot of this volume, with the whole of Tesladyne Labs at risk of political and financial destruction by their enemies.

This book is simultaneously fun and goofy and a romp, and a serious step forward in the fate of Tesladyne Labs and Atomic Robo — with a cliffhanger ending, so grab Atomic Robo and the Knights of the Golden Circle while you’re at it.

Day 832: THE HELL

Day 832:

My day was as normal as one gets when one is stranded on a rock in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of terraformed plants and animals, no microbiome, and live zombies and skeletons. That is, until I was on my way home this evening.

I was out too late, I admit, and the stars were visible which usually means the monsters are roaming and planning to eat me.

On my way down a hill I looked up at a tree on a facing hill and saw the BIGGEST BEE I’VE EVER SEEN.

Seriously, it was the size of a basketball. Or a basket. It was a basket-bee for sure. How it flies is well beyond anything I can guess.

I ran like heck to get back to the eastern entrance after that because I didn’t want to stick around to find out whether

  1. it had friends
  2. it was friendly

Nope, it could just go on about its bees-ness. I didn’t need to know.

A bee roughly the size of a basketball buzzes next to a tree.

Day 831: Hole of sheep

Day 831:

Still working my way up the mountain, and I found a crevasse between two peaks. Either that or there was a meteor crash here at some point. It’s a deep cut into the surface of the land in the mountain range.

Also, it seems to attract sheep and duckens. There are a lot of animals in the hole, and the sides are too steep for all but the savviest animals to climb up. I think they may be trapped down there. Tomorrow I’m going to use some of the extra fill I’ve collected to lift the level of the bottom of the hole and see if I can get them out.

View from the top facing down into an almost circular crevasse where sheep and duckens dot the sides of the steep cliffs. The bottom is out of view.

Day 830: Still going up

Day 830:

It really is a bit mind-boggling how high these mountains get. I’ve been mining them forever and I still haven’t even gotten to the summit of the highest one.

I am making progress, though. There are a lot more gentle slopes than before.

I prefer gentle slopes. If you’re being chased by murderers, steep slopes are not the way to go.

Camera angle facing up from a cliff face toward a mountain's steep summit. It's mostly stone, maybe an occasional tree, from the camera to the summit.