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Horror and Wonder at the Ends of the Earth

". . . They rose grimly into the western sky; allowing us to distinguish various bare, bleak, blackish summits, and to catch the curious sense of fantasy which they inspired as seen . . . against the provocative background of iridescent  ice-dust clouds. In the whole spectacle there was a persistent, pervasive hint of stupendous secrecy and potential revelation. It was as if these stark, nightmare spires marked the pylons of a frightful gateway into forbidden spheres of dream, and complex gulfs of remote time, space, and ultradimensionality. I could not help feeling that they  were evil things--mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss."

Writers are drawn to the unreachable places of the Earth — to the greatest mountains and depths of the sea, the most barren deserts, and to the white frozen deserts surrounding the north and south poles. In our minds' eyes, the beauty and mystery of the ice descends from Poe to the present and into the future, an infinite realm of wonder. The frozen wastes of Antarctica hold many secrets mankind is not meant to discover. This cyclopean Call of Cthulhu fiction anthology includes "At The Mountains of Madness" by H.P. Lovecraft as well as works by Edgar Allan Poe, John W. Campbell Jr., Arthur C. Clarke, John Taine, and other bold explorers.

Second Edition. Robert M. Price ed. Cover by John Snyder. 552 pages. Trade Paperback.

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April 3rd, 2021
It's a non-OCR'ed PDF, but says "original electronic format" instead of "scanned image file", which would be the correct description. And it says "EPUB" in the stock number. This may be acceptable in 2005, [...]
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June 21, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on August 08, 2014.