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Re: Classics Online

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Before At the Mountains of Madness, before Who Goes There? there was "In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy.
A Pulp Classic of ghastly horror in The Great White Space.
And before them there was this classic Arctic-set horror:

The Seventh Man by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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Re: Classics Online

I've posted this one to the board before, but it bears repeating here:

Over the River by P. Schuyler Miller

It's a great vampire story, but it's also a tale that manages to communicate a strong and terrible sense of "Otherness" like few horror stories I'm aware of.

Most stories told from a monstrous perspective seem intent on humanizing "the Other", whether to make some sort of ideological point or simply due to a lack of writerly skill and imagination. This is one that gets it right, as far as I'm concerned, creating a vivid impression of a truly otherworldly, unnatural, inhuman perspective, one driven by the cold anguish of death and an awful, murderous hunger.

It deserves to be considered a classic.

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Re: Classics Online

Nice, cannibal.

And we shouldn't forget John Taine's tale of antarctic exploration, The Greatest Adventure which really goes back a bit.

But it's a novel.
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Re: Classics Online

The ice and snow stories always get me. I really enjoyed The Terror by Dan Simmons.

Lucian pigeon-holed the letter solemnly in the receptacle lettered 'Barbarians.' ~ The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen
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