Tuesday, November 23, 2010

At The Mountains of Madness Excerpt


"November 21 over the lofty shelf ice, with vast peaks rising on the west, and the unfathomed silences echoing to the sound of our engines... between Latitudes 83° and 84°, we knew we had reached Beardmore Glacier, the largest valley glacier in the world, and that the frozen sea was now giving place to a frowning and mountainous coast-line. At last we were truly entering the white, aeon-dead world of the ultimate south, and even as we realised it we saw the peak of Mt. Nansen in the eastern distance, towering up to its height of almost 15,000 feet"....H.P. Lovecraft from "At The Mountains of Madness"


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10 comments:

  1. H.P. Lovecraft is classic Sci-fi stuff :).

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  2. I've never read a Lovecraft piece yet. I really should.

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  3. im with you chuck, i need to read lovecraft as well

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  4. flying in that terrain would be intense

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  5. I really enjoyed at the mountains of madness, and I heard that Guillermo Del Toro is hoping to do a movie adaption of it, which would be seriously sweet.

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  6. "The Colour out of Space" is still my favorite Lovecraft tale. This one isn't bad though.

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