Dinotopia is a fictional utopia created by the artist and writer James Gurney. It is the setting for his illustrated book series about an island inhabited by humans and sentient dinosaurs who have formed a complex, interdependent society.
The first book, Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, follows the adventures of explorer Arthur Denison and his son Will. Intended for readers of all ages, it was published in 1992 in 18 languages in more than 30 countries and sold two million copies.
It was followed by Dinotopia: the World Beneath, Dinotopia: First Flight, and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara. Solo exhibitions of Dinotopia paintings have appeared in over a dozen different art museums and natural history museums.
In addition to creating his own books, Gurney has authorized other writers to pen 18 novels set in the same universe, but featuring different characters. Dinotopia has also appeared as a live action TV miniseries and various interactive games.
Recently, the Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time 20th Anniversary Edition has been published, and is available from our shop, signed by James Gurney.
For more information about James Gurney, please visit www.jamesgurney.com.
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