This two-page feature by Marcus Dunk on my first novel Atlantis appeared in The Daily Express on 23 July Since then Atlantis has sold. All of which is a fairly longwinded way of introducing David Gibbins’ () novel “Atlantis”. From the moment you read that the author “has. David Gibbins, FRSA, FRGS (born ) is an underwater archaeologist and a bestselling Jack Howard series. Gibbins, David. Atlantis. London: Headline and New York: Bantam Dell. ISBN ; Gibbins, David.
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This being Cipher Mysteries, I try to read a fair bit of mysterious cipher-related stuff along the way, both non-fiction and fiction.
Here are some of the better-known theories about it proposed over the years: And here it is: Clay fragment HM Anyway, does Gibbins manage to save himself from falling into all the Domain Expert airport novel traps? All of which superficial nonsense I could actual forgive Gibbins for it is, after all, an airport novel, and many top-tier writers have fallen into these same traps over the years. Yes, they killed his friends, etc etc: I do wish this fellow had come up with a better novel involving the Phaistos Disk, since after all, Phaistos Disk crankery is even more rife than VMs crankery.
I call your attention to this delightful collection of Phaistos Disk hypotheses: Phaistos Disk Decipherment update. Gibbinx was just disappointed on so many levels it was too hard to bear.
Thanks for the link! Nick, I have to say your posts are my favourite bed-time reading. Only those spices conforming to the name s entered will be shown…. Opinion seems to be that the patterning for the costumes on figures in the latter is Hittite. Today I turn to an old article in my files… and lo! Move over Dan Brown: I agree with most of your review of the book, the problems as well as the positives.
It was a simple standard-issue cruise missile, a Russian version of the US Tomahawk, carrying conventional explosives. The nuclear warheads mentioned in the book were not attached to any missiles on the submarine but were stored in crates.
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They can also be quite hard to tell apart. I mean, how hard can it be? But at least most of the technical details are right. Swedish rock carvings of a team of plowing oxen Woudhuizen,!?!?!?!?
Cipher FictionPhaistos Disc. I do love wonderfully snide reviews.
Atlantis (Jack Howard, #1) by David Gibbins
And the Hey Phaistos! Phaistos Disk Atlantiz update As for his nuclear warhead, was it a nuclear isomer device? Diane on March 13, at 4: Diane on March 14, at 3: Never rains but it pours. Yesterday the Phaistos disk is mentioned.
Turns out theyre Hittite-related, from Urartu. And wiki kindly helps out, by having put up an article on the script, with pronunciations. Diane on July 21, at 1: The information hibbins been repeated so often that, I think it hardly requires citation.