You know, it was from you & Darren Naish that I learned that speculative biology is as much about hypothetical behaviors of real animals as it is about designing theoretical/plausible-though-fictional fauna.
I look forwards to getting myself a copy of this new book!
It's true! I grew up on Barlowe and Dixon (Dixon especially. I have a love/hate relationship with his work, but I've had "The New Dinosaurs" since before I was in first grade practically) and both of them deal with matters that pertain to fictional creatures. The work you and Darren and others have done with REAL fauna exhibiting possibly fictional, but not implausible behaviors and morphologies has been a new experience for me. I'm serious.
This book is gorgeous, certainly a real treat for those who wanted to see more speculative visions like those in the original book. It's also great to see just how much the original has influenced young paleoartists, looks like the "soft-dinosaur revolution" is well underway