Christopher M. Cevasco, Author

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About Chris

Christopher M. Cevasco writes fiction inspired by history. Some of his most recent stories have appeared in Nightmare MagazineBlack Static, A Field Guide to Surreal Botany, and the Prime Books anthologies Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War and Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages. He is seeking representation for a recently completed novel of English resistance and rebellion in the years immediately following the Norman Conquest as well as for a psychological thriller about Lady Godiva.

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Your Daily Dose of History

And did those feet in ancient time…

DickensMegalosaurus has the distinction of being the first dinosaur ever mentioned in popular media. It appeared in the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s 1852 novel Bleak House (the photo of Dickens at left dates from the year the novel was published). Megalosaurus bones were first discovered in 1677 in England, and in 1824 it also became the first dinosaur to have a scientific description published once paleontologist William Buckland correctly identified the bones as belonging to a dinosaur. Initially the bones were believed to have come from a Biblical race of giants or from a dragon… Read more…