Of Ants and Dinosaurs (2020, Head of Zeus) 3 stars

A satirical fable, a political allegory and an ecological warning from the author of The …

What if before us, there was a civilization of ants and dinosaurs.

3 stars

An interesting 'fable' based on the idea that in the past, two great civilizations arose among the ants and dinosaurs that rose to incredible heights before hubris and desperation to save the environment (and stop a 'doomsday device') bought it all crashing down.

The premise of the story is that at the beginning, the dinosaurs were fairly intelligent, but their size and inability to handle tiny work crippled their abilities. At the other end, ants are collectively intelligent, but their small size hampers their ability to shape the world. The two would come together through an accidental meeting between a dinosaur with dental problems and ants looking for a quick meal. From there, both civilizations would rise up in greatness together, with the dinosaurs doing the heavy lifting and the ants doing the fine handy work holding technology together.

But all is not well, as a religious rift cause them …