"I can help you with that," Munro said, and he pushed Elliot out of the plane.

Munro watched him fall away, his grin instantly gone. Munro had adopted his hearty demeanor only for Elliot's benefit. "If a man has to do something dangerous," he said later, "it helps to be angry. It's for his own protection, really. Better he should hate someone than fall apart. I wanted Elliot to hate me all the way down."

Munro understood the risks. The minute they left the aircraft, they also left civilization, and all the unquestioned assumptions of civilization. They were jumping not only through air, but through time, backward into a more primitive and dangerous way of life - the eternal realities of the Congo, which had existed for centuries before them. "Those were the facts of life," Munro said, "but I didn't see any reason to worry the others before they jumped. My job was to get those people into the Congo, not scare them to death. There was plenty of time for that."

-- Congo
So you think you know everything there is to know about Congo? Well, let's see if you do.

1) What was the name of the sign talking gorilla featured in Congo?
a) Koko
b) Gemini
c) Amy

2) What was the ERTS Congo expedition looking for?
a) Diamonds
b) Uranium
c) Copper

3) Where did the menacing gray gorillas live?
a) The Temple of Doom
b) The Lost City of Zinj
c) The Altar of Jumanji

4) Who led the expedition into the Congo?
a) Mr. Roberts
b) Captain Munro
c) General Vanji

5) How did the team get into the Rainforest?
a) By Parachute
b) By Jeep
c) By Foot

6) What was special about the aggressive gorillas the team encountered in the Congo?
a) They preyed on other gorillas
b) They had developed a form of communication
c) They had made weapons out of diamonds

7) What was Amy afraid to do?
a) Go in a boat
b) Jump out of the plane
c) Leave Peter

8) How long did the computer calculate that it was going to take the team to get through the jungle to their destination?
a) 9 days, 5 hours and 4 minutes
b) 4 days, 9 hours and 5 minutes
c) 5 days, 4 hours and 9 minutes





So many of your books have been movies. Do you now write books with a vision toward having them become movies? I really don't. I work hard to ignore the possibility of a movie, because a) there might never be one; and b) I don't want to self-censor, by deciding in advance what might or might not be possible. During the time I was writing Jurassic Park, it was really impossible to make as a movie. But I wrote it anyway.






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