ANTARCTIC FICTION BIBLIOGRAPHY

A Continuation of Fauno CordesÕ ŅTekeli-liÓ

Compiled by Valmar Kurol (mtl.ant.soc@sympatico.ca)

December 2013

 

Antarctic-themed novels have been appearing at an increased pace in recent years, aided by the growth of Internet-based self-publishing print houses and E-publishing.  There is quickly growing market acceptance of affordable hand-held electronic readers (such as Kindle and iPad), provided by distributors with ever-increasing catalogues (Amazon and Apple).  Many of these electronic books may never see the light of day in traditional hard copy, forcing adaptation to this new medium by interested readers.  One noticeable aspect of the self-published books is the amount of grammatical and spelling errors, which speaks highly of the need for a good editor and at least a spell-checker, whatever the publication medium.     

 

The entries in the Antarctic Fiction Bibliography are first listed by year published and then alphabetically within that year, with a general story description.  One of the difficulties of classifying a book as Antarctic fiction is the definition of the degree to which it should be about Antarctica or the extent that the plot occurs in Antarctica.  This list will include those books where at least a chapter or two is about Antarctica but does not attempt any Antarctic content rating scale.

 

The following people have kindly helped in providing commentary and listings.  Their own personal or professional Web sites, with related and additional fiction listing information, are shown below:

Elizabeth Leane (www.utas.edu.au/english/Representations_of_Antarctica/)

Laura Kay (www.phys.barnard.edu/~kay/polar/)

Jeff Rubin

Deirdre and David Stam

 

Elizabeth Leane is a senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Tasmania and has recently published an interesting overview: Antarctica in Fiction – Imaginative Narratives of the Far South. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.  The book is a deep, conceptual overview of Antarctica in fiction through the ages.  While it has a heavy analysis of early novels with science fiction and Gothic themes, it continues through the Heroic era and delves into modern aspects of Antarctic fiction, covering psychological themes of self actualization and female-centred stories.

 

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Beukes, Eben. Lily White (Shadows of a Rainbow). Kindle Edition, 2013.

When the wife of a former South African security agent, who is now a private arms dealer, is kidnapped by a rich businessman seeking secrets of the former South African government, the dealer is forced by British agents to undertake to steal the same secrets.  The secret information has been stored in a box, buried below an abandoned South African scientific base in Antarctica, near its current new base.  The arms dealer is in disguise as a replacement scientist on the supply ship for the base and the voyage there and the extraction of the box are deadly, with unknown killers hunting for the same box.  An overly long story about dirty geopolitics and espionage.

 

Brumm Jr., Robert. Desolate – The Complete Trilogy. DeadPixel Publications. Kindle Edition, 2013.

In the first book, inmates at a prison camp at Deception Island in Antarctica discover a buried alien spaceship.  Only one prisoner mysteriously survives the infection from a revived alien monster and is rescued by helicopter and taken to Argentina.  In the following two books, the infection has taken over the world, the prisonerÕs medical rescue airplane crashes in Jamaica and the few remaining survivors try to re-establish life on earth.

 

Despreaux, Philippe. Target Antarctica. Kindle Edition, 2013. (Copyright 2004).

Unfortunate eco-activists cross paths with unscrupulous mercenaries and government agents who are working with the North Koreans for access to AntarcticaÕs oil reserves.  For a book with Antarctica on the cover, it is disappointing that there are no adventures on the continent itself and little substance to the Antarctic content.

 

Gurley, J. E. Chill Factor: Ice Station Zombie 2. Severed Press, 2013.

In this sequel to Ice Station Zombie (2012), a group of surviving overwinterers at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Base fight off the zombies who were previously their fellow workers and scientists, and manage to reach the base at McMurdo Sound.  More zombie mayhem occurs and even fewer survivors eventually are able to fly back to the secret military Antarctic base where the original nanite infection began.  They hope to be rescued and to fly back to Australia with a device to cure the infections.

 

Meyer, David. Ice Storm – A Cy Reed Adventure. www.GuerillaExplorer.com: Guerilla Explorer Publishing, 2013.

A far-fetched action tale of two treasure-hunting adventurers at an Antarctic field camp, looking for Nazi-era stolen loot.  Almost everyone is a suspicious character and the adventurers find far more than they bargained for. 

 

Moore, Alan & OÕNeill, Kevin. Nemo – Heart of Ice. Marietta (U.S.A.) & London: Top Shelf Productions & Knockabout Comics, 2013.

This is a graphic novel and is part of MooreÕs League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series.  In 1925, Captain NemoÕs daughter takes her submarine crew to Antarctica after pirating goods from New York City.  They are chased across the Antarctic icescapes in colourful drawings and finally they encounter the subterranean mysteries of the mountains of madness of H. P. LovecraftÕs 1931 Antarctic novella, At the Mountains of Madness.

 

Newman, John. Searise - The Chaos Begins. Kindle Edition, 2013.

Stories of various people and places around the world, affected by major tsunamis thought to be originating from a break in the earthÕs crust in the Indian Ocean near Antarctica.  One of the episodes is about the rescue by American military forces of staff located at AntarcticaÕs McMurdo Station.  To be followed by a sequel.

 

Oester, Dave & Sharon. Hollow Earth – A Jack Hunter Adventure. Kingman (U.S.A.): Coyote Moon Publishing, 2013.

Two Americans go to an Antarctic volcano to search for the entry to a hollow earth.  They discover a secret underground fortress inhabited by World War II Nazi clones who have adapted technology used by an advanced race of aliens who previously lived there.  The Nazis have stolen American nuclear devices, are bent on conquering the world and the American military struggles to combat the NazisÕ flying saucers.  Written by two PhDs, the book must have been proofread by aliens, with countless errors of spelling, grammar and tense.

 

Queeney, Tim. The Altas Fracture - A Perry Helion Thriller. Perihelion Press. Kindle Edition, 2013.

A special U.S. agent is sent to Antarctica to investigate the apparent deaths of scientists, thought to be caused by a deadly virus released in an under-ice lake drilling exploration.  Things are not what they seem to be and itÕs difficult to tell the culprits from the victims.  The world will be in danger if terrorists succeed in their attempt to fracture the Ross Ice Shelf.

 

Riddle, A. G. The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery - Book 1).  Modern Mythology, 2013.

A lengthy book in which a researcher seeking a cure for autism and an intelligence agent combine forces to combat a secret organization that has kept the secret about human evolution and development for several thousands of years.  The action covers a century and moves from secret Atlantean civilization bases in Gibraltar and Antarctica over time portals.  The concluding Book 2 is not yet out.

 

Rosser, Si. Melt Zone. Schmall World Publishing. Kindle Edition, 2013.

British Scientists exploring a large zone of melted ice in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica discover a vast buried cavern, built with unknown technologies by WW II-era Nazis.  The scientists are mysteriously killed, as well as the special forces sent to rescue them.  The buried base is traced to a still-existing German company.  A third mission of specialist is launched to determine the nature of the still-mysterious site.   

 

Wood, Brian et al. The Massive # 5: Part Two of Three: Black Pacific: ŅAntarcticaÓ. Milwaukie (Oregon): Dark Horse Comics, October 2012.

Two members of an environmentalist group, in a new world of melting ice shelves, are seeking sources for food, water and fuel at an abandoned Antarctic base in Coats Land.   They are overtaken by looters, thrown down a water borehole and are finally rescued, to continue their search in other pats of the world.

 

Cunningham, Bryan. Frozen Secrets. www.lulu.com, 2012.

A scuba diver discovers the remains of a Nazi U-Boat captain in an underwater cave in Barbuda.  He is able to break the secret Enigma coded papers carried by the captain, which leads him to a hidden underground base in Antarctica, built by aliens and populated by descendants of Nazis.  In the meantime, secret brotherhoods and American forces are out to stop him from finding the secrets held at the base in Antarctica.

 

Diver, Deep. Antarctica: A Gay Story. Smashwords Edition. iBooks Edition, 2012.

A short story about four scientific researchers at an Antarctic field camp.  Three of them learn of their gay orientation and turn the

tables on a homophobic fourth who then reveals his true orientation.

 

Fenton, James. The Weddell Sea. JustFiction! Edition. Kindle Edition, 2012.

During a cruise ship tour of the Antarctic Peninsula, a small group of expeditioners is forced to spend a few days on Snow Hill Island when the ship is stranded in ice and the passengers cannot return on board.  Things get worse when the ship hits an iceberg and sinks.  The passengers and crew must try to save themselves with their zodiacs and lifeboats by living on icebergs, hoping for rescue.

 

Grimschrund, Unter. Beyond HubbleÕs Shadows, the Daemon Darkness Lies.  The Elder Gods of the Daemon Darkness. The Gloam. Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Kindle Edition, 2012.

Three short horror stories about the descent into madness by an astrophysicist at a Transantarctic Range space observatory.  While staring at the blackness of space and constellations through an eyepiece, the Daemon Darkness speak the dark truths of the cosmos to him and takes over his mind and body.

 

Gurley, J. E., Ice Station Zombie. Severed Press. 2012.

Human experiments with a nanite serum at a secret military Antarctic base have failed and have turned people into zombies.  Two surviving field researchers have to fight them off and finally manage to fly a damaged Hercules transport to Australia to seek escape from the plague, which has taken over the world.  They meet a group of other survivors and try to develop a weapon to neutralize the diseased zombies and restart civilization on earth.

 

Kenefick, Brian & Janice.  Deception Island. www.wolfonwater.com: Wolf on Water Publishing, 2012.

A supply ship on its way to the Antarctic Peninsula and Deception Island gets caught up in a battle between a Neo-Nazi group on board for a secret expedition and a No-Nazi group that spares no efforts to stop them by disabling the ship.  The heroic female first officer is also on a mission to find out how her former mentor was killed in an explosion at a base that he ship will be supplying.

 

Lamb, Pamela. Blood on the Snow.  Kindle Edition, 2012.

A pilot for an environmental group crashes her helicopter on assignment in Antarctica, is seriously injured and her passenger scientist is killed.  Released from her job, a later chance medical examination reveals she was first shot and then beaten.  With the help of interested friends, she starts searching for the truth behind the faked accident.

 

Larkin, L. A. Thirst. Millers Point (NSW), Australia: Pier 9/Murdoch Books, 2012.

This is a tension and action-filled thriller about a handful of Antarctic scientists working on the Antarctic Peninsula, whose base is burned down by rogue Chinese operators.  They fight for their lives as the Chinese try to blow up a large ice shelf to transport ice back home and to create a harbour for mining.  The bombs have been set and time is clicking away as the scientists try to stop the assault that will harm the earth permanently.

 

McAuley, Paul. Antarctica Starts Here. AsimovÕs Science Fiction. Norwalk (U.S.A.): Dell Magazines/ Crosstown Publications, Vol. 36, Nos. 10 & 11, October/November 2012.

On a futuristic Antarctic Peninsula, with more inhabitants and adventure travel programs, resorts and robot avatars, two pilots spot some shiny domes in a former glacial valley.  One of them, an angry environmentalist, returns later to create mischief after discovering that the site was a location for cultivation and reintroduction of Antarctic beech trees. 

 

Meh-Teh. White Gold. Lake Bluff (U.S.A.): Ltr. Graphics. Kindle Edition, 2012.

A geologist finds gold in the hills on a scientific expedition in Antarctica, tries to hide his diggings and to take it back to his home in the U.S.  Prospectors from the Yukon also decide to go to Antarctica to try their luck at finding gold and the murderous gold rush is on.

 

Myers, C. D. South Pole Vendetta. Kindle Edition, 2012.

Oil has been discovered under the American South Pole Station and the North Koreans invade it as well as Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, precipitating another Korean War, in this disjointed techno-thriller.

 

Pierce, Richard. Dead Men. London: Duckworth Overlook, 2012.

A young, eccentric and rich British painter, Henrietta Birdie Bowers, named after one of the members of Robert ScottÕs ill-fated 1912-14 South Pole Expedition, has an obsession for finding out what really happened on the fateful journey back from the Pole.  Events links her with an assistant who falls in love with her and together they journey to Antarctica with ground-penetrating radar to search in the area where they calculate that ScottÕs buried tent and mates must have drifted to in the ice over the years.

 

Prasad, Ron. Synapse: A Novel. Bloomington: iUniverse. Kindle Edition, 2012.

An elite group of the worldÕs top scientists is having a repository of the worldÕs knowledge built on one of the Subantarctic Kerguelen Islands.  During an equipment check, the project foreman discovers a piece of unknown metal with ancient hieroglyphics, lodged in a cave on the face of a mountain.  As the message is decoded, a similar one is found under the Egyptian Pyramids and the leader of the group of scientists tries to understand the source and its meaning for mankind. 

 

Semple, Maria. WhereÕd You Go, Bernadette. New York. Little, Brown & Co., 2012.

A farce about suburban family life in Seattle.  One of the characters, Bernadette, is a somewhat unhinged, brilliant ex-architect, mother and wife.  The family is supposed to go an Antarctic cruise, but things happen and she ends up going alone and apparently disappears off a cruise ship. 

 

Stableford, Brian. Nemoville. Encino (U.S.A.): Black Coat Press, 2012.

This is an anthology of 12 translated science fiction stories by French writers (including a QuŽbŽcoise), written from 1757 to 1924, edited by Brian Stableford.  Included is The Planetary Messenger (Le Messager de la plante), a 1924 story by JosŽ Moselli, in which two scientists, their Alaskan guide and a team of dogs in Wilkes Land in Antarctica are making their way toward the Pole.  They are caught in a blizzard and discover a partly buried spaceship and an alien, with whom they try to communicate. 

 

Williams, Lisa. Death on a Long WinterÕs Night. Kindle Edition, 2012.

One murder at AntarcticaÕs McMurdo Station leads to others.  Not knowing who to trust in the group of overwinterers, a friend of one of the murdered tries to unravel the reason for the deaths and to find the culprit, who could be anybody in a group of suspicious characters. 

 

Anderson, Natalie. Melt. Kindle Edition, 2011.

In this feel-good romantic novel, itÕs love at first sight when an artist and a contractor meet in Christchurch, N.Z., on their way to AntarcticaÕs McMurdo Station.  They end up working on the same building project and attempts to avoid a quick fling only pour more fuel on the fires of want and passion.

 

Boss, J. D. Deception Island. Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2011.

An evolutionary anthropologist is summoned by her forensic pathologist aunt from an assignment in Afghanistan to the Antarctic Peninsula, where an alien body has just been found.  This leads to the possibility of romance with one of her associates, nasty encounters in a former underground Nazi base where fanatics are trying to develop a pure Aryan race with a strain of virus.  There are also portals to a pure, original Aryan world, with a choice of whether to stay or leave.  

 

Daniel, Douglas A. The Deep Run. Kindle Edition, 2011.

A futuristic short story, set in war-time 1944, in which a Western hi-tech 3-man research nuclear-powered submarine is taking a top-ranking scientist on a secret mission to the base at Port Lockroy, on the Antarctic Peninsula.  Close to their destination, their submarine is sunk by Nazi torpedoes and the two survivors start walking on the seabed in underwater suits to the base, before they are rescued by an American warship.  At the base, the scientist deploys an experimental device, which prevents further damage from a Nazi nuclear bomb.

 

Evans, Bill & Jameson, Marianna. Dry Ice. New York: Tor/Tom Doherty Associates, 2011.

After the rogue leader of a hi-tech Antarctic weather research base has been sent home, the new leader and the scientists must find a way to stop the series of computer programs that have already unleashed catastrophic storms globally.

 

Field, Melissa. The Good Luck Knot. Kindle Edition, 2011.

An insecure, suicidal young woman leaves her home in Portland Oregon to seek herself, emotionally and spiritually.  Her travels to many part of the world include a stint as a cook at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.  The one constant in her life is her relationship with a few close friends and as the years and locations pass, she develops an understanding of herself.

 

Fredrick, M. J. Midnight Sun. Smashwords Edition. Kindle Edition, 2011.

A one-night stand becomes a longer romance as the female chef on an Antarctic cruise ship and the wayward, surfboarder black sheep son of the ship-owning family unexpectedly find themselves together on the vessel.  They have to save the ship from a pirate attack and then survive a helicopter crash on the Antarctic Peninsula, all the while developing their own relationship.

 

Good, Phillip. Confessions of a Gentleman Host. Kindle Edition, 2011.

A down-on-his-luck accountant/computer programmer loses his job, takes dance lessons and becomes a gentleman dance host on ship cruises.  His escapades include being a host on two Antarctic Peninsula cruises.

 

Knippling, DeAnna. A Fly in Amber. www.wonderlandpress.com. Kindle Edition, 2011.

A short story about the tasting of 100-year-old Scotch that is returned from one of Ernest ShackletonÕs Antarctic Expeditions, fom the point of view of one of the two tasters.  Based on the real-life 2006 discovery of a crate of whisky from ShackletonÕs 1907-09 Nimrod Expedition.  

 

Mertz, Jon. F. Prey. Kindle Edition, 2011.

A group of geological exploration scientists arrive at an Antarctic base to do research but the base crew is nowhere to be found and their own team members start to go missing.  Encounters with an alien being lead them to an underground world inside a mountain, which is really an alien space ship.  The aliens are embarked on a demonic scheme to crossbreed dinosaurs and humans. 

 

Pryor, Josh. Fade to Black. Pasadena: Red Hen Press. Kindle Edition, 2011.

A drilling crew trying to reach an under-ice Antarctic lake inadvertently dines on crustaceans discovered at the bottom of the water, beginning a chain of events that dooms them all.  A disgraced American biological researcher is invited to join a special military operations group to determine the reason for the first groupÕs loss and to find a suspected ancient microorganism.  The effects of polar darkness, personal demons, cannibalism and vampirism lead to an uncertain new world for the researcher.

 

Remender, Rick et al. Venom. New York: Marvel Entertainment, No. 2, June 2011.

Comic strip hero Flash Thompson, a.k.a. Venom, is a rehabilitated injured war hero who has been given a spidery alien symbiote suit by the government that allows him to be a hero again for short periods.  In this issue, he is on a mission to destroy an Antarctic vibranium mining facility when he encounters his enemy Kraven.

 

Rosewood, Ron. MelissaÕs Wish List. Lexington (U.S.A.): Highway 1 Publishing, 2011.

A recently retired divorcŽe starts a list of things to do, which includes travelling and meeting Mr. Right.  The travelling past is easy and she meets a few eligible men and finally decides on one close to her home.  The relationship doesnÕt move as quickly as she would like and after a brief visit to Antarctica, interrupted by the sinking of the cruise ship, her future becomes much clearer.

 

 Thompson, Stewart.  Frozen Memories.  Kindle Edition, undated, est. 2011.

Various individuals around the world are invited to Lake Vostok in Antarctica where they begin to drill into the ice to determine the source of puzzling transmissions.  Vast arrays of under-ice root-creatures, with the ability to hold vast memories of human existence, are running out of nourishment.  In exchange for planting their seed pods over the earth, the creatures offer vast stores of information that will help people with their daily lives. 

 

Walker, A. J. Murder at McMurdo. Hurlford (Scotland, U. K.): LL-Publications. Kindle Edition, 2011.

A married scientist at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, whose wife is also at the base, has a fling with another married researcher.  Meanwhile, a scientist is murdered, someone is arrested and the two lovers may have evidence that the real murderer is on the loose.  Will they have to reveal their tryst in order to save the wrongly accused?

 

Weaver, Ian. Frozen in Time. Smashwords Edition. Kindle Edition, 2011.

Harry, a British fighter pilot, crashes during a training exercise and wakes up on a ship carrying out a secret mission on the Antarctic Peninsula.  At home, his wife and friend become involved in the same plot, which involves terrorists and a planned nuclear explosion on an Antarctic ice shelf.  From a past experience, Harry has a secret ring which allows him to travel back and forth in time and so he must save his wife, friends and the world from nuclear destruction in the Antarctic. 

 

Armstrong, Jennifer L. The Unlikely Association of Meg and Harry. Free-Online-Novels.com, 2010.

Two recent high school graduates, one the restless Christian son of a rich family and the other, a working-class girl who wants to become a policeman, join forces to become private investigators.  Their third case, to locate a scientist whose mother is worried about her sonÕs psychological state, takes them to the Russian Bellingshausen scientific base on the Antarctic Peninsula and then to a fossil dig in the Transantarctic Mountains.  They find their scientist and explore their own relationship.

 

Bledsoe, Lucy Jane. The Big Bang Symphony: A Novel of Antarctica. Madison (U.S.A.): Terrace Books, 2010.

The lives of three women, a cook, a composer and a geologist, working at AntarcticaÕs McMurdo and South Pole Stations, become entwined as they each search for answers to personal and professional aspirations. The author has been awarded two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers in Antarctica fellowships.

 

Binkley, Paul David. Thawing Eden. Kindle Edition, 2010.

A leaf with special powers is found under the ice of Antarctica, and an expedition is launched to further explore the origins of the plant.  Rival researchers and the expedition leader bring murder, deception, love intrigues and theories of the origin of the planet to the mix.  The Garden of Eden is discovered, complete with snake and forbidden fruit. 

 

Campbell, Scott Patrick. Tomorrow. www.createspace.com, 2010.

In the near future, two scientists drilling ice cores in Antarctica find buried alien spacecraft buried deep in the ice.  The nations of the world rush to get their shares of the relics and unwittingly unleash havoc on the world.  An over the top sci-fi adventure story melts and trickles into a cosmic morality play.

 

Clough, Brenda W. Revise the World. Kindle Edition, 2010.

Titus Oates of Robert ScottÕs ill-fated South Pole Expedition walked out of the expedition tent into a storm and perished in 1912.  A fact previously unknown, he was actually taken from the past to the future in 2045 by scientists researching time travel.  The Edwardian OatesÕ culture has a hard time adjusting to the culture of post-modern space-age life.  Two early excerpts of this book were published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact as May Be Some Time in April 2001 and  as Tiptoe, on a Fence Post  in July-Aug 2002.

 

Cohen, Theodore Jerome. Frozen in Time: Murder at the Bottom of the World. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2010.

Valuables are stolen during a Chilean earthquake and stored on a supply vessel going to a Chilean Antarctic base.  The thieves resort to murder to protect their loot and are in turn killed by the captain of their ship. 

 

Cohen, Theodore Jerome. Unfinished Business: Pursuit of an Antarctic Killer, Book II of the Antarctic Murders Trilogy. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2010.

In a continuation of CohenÕs Frozen In Time (Book I of three), two Chilean Navy internal investigators play cat and mouse with the naval captain who they believe murdered the two culprits of the hoist in Book I.

 

Cohen, Theodore Jerome. End Game: Irrational Acts, Tragic Consequences. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2010.

In the final book of CohenÕs Antarctic trilogy, the murderous and thieving Chilean Naval Captain of the first two books finally meets his match in the two sleuthing internal Navy investigators introduced in Book II.

 

Culbard, I. N. J. At the Mountains of Madness - A Graphic Novel - Adapted from the Original Novel by H. P. Lovecraft. New York: Sterling Publishing, 2010.

This is an illustrated book based on the story of Lovecraft`s 1931 novella in which scientists in Antarctica discover an underground city and unimaginable monsters.  In this adaptation, the artwork is very clear and the story readable, but the horror is completely missing.   

 

Conway, A. J. The Treaty. www.lulu.com, 2010.

A small group of refugees from a World War live in ice caves below the Antarctic surface with a secret their leaders have tried to keep from them and the outside world for years.  The group is finally discovered by the Russian military, which will stop at nothing to eradicate them.

 

Curran, Tim. The Spawning – Book Two of the Hive Series. Lake Orion (U.S.A.): Elder Signs Press, 2010.

In a sequel to CurranÕs 2005 book, Hive, Antarctic researchers at various sites are brutally massacred by monsters directed by prehistoric forces, bent on a resurrection and taking over the world.

 

Cussler, Clive, with Du Brul, Jack. The Silent Sea. New York: G. P. PutnamÕs Sons (Penguin Group), 2010.

An elite force of private American commandos, working with the U.S. government, tracks clues leading them to an ancient Chinese junk buried off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.  Co-incidentally, Argentina has claimed this area in cahoots with China and has developed a massive secret offshore oil drilling program that must now be stopped.

 

Gagliani, William D. Icewall. Kindle Edition, 2010.

One of many short stories in Shadowplays, a collection of fantasy and thriller tales by Gagliani.  The two technicians overwintering at an isolated Antarctic research camp become antagonistic toward each other and one of them may have attempted to murder the other.  Previously published in Psychos, an anthology of horror stories edited by Robert Bloch and Martin H. Greenberg (1997).  

 

Gresh, Lois H., Blood and Ice. Lake Orion (U.S.A.): Elder Signs Press, 2010.

A band of four alien nonoparticle life forms, based in Antarctica, have mutated into bloodthirsty vampires since feasting on the members of ScottÕs 1910-12 South Pole trek.  In 2015, in anticipation of the hatching of a new brood of aliens, the vampires go on a rampage at the South Pole, with dire consequences for the earthÕs future. 

 

Haden, David. The Floaters of the Barrens. Burslem Books (www.lulu.com), 2010.

This is a short story, subtitled ŅBeing a direct sequel to At the Mountains of MadnessÓ, which appears in HadenÕs book of essays on H. P. LovercraftÕs story about an Antarctic Expedition gone wrong: Ice Cores – Essays on LovecraftÕs novella At the Mountains of Madness.  

 

HŒvet, Kristen Michelle. On Antarctica Naked. Kindle Edition, 2010.

From an anthology of very short stories, On Antarctica Naked and Other Stories, known as flash fiction.  Includes this one about an illness, which resembles an Antarctic experience.

 

Heller, Izzy. Death in McMurdo. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2010.

A young scientist and his wife, overwintering at McMurdo Station, encounter marital problems and a violent death in a polar morality play, set within a strong Jewish cultural framework.

 

Hickman, Jonathan, Eaglesham, Dale & Mounts, Paul, Fantastic Four, New York: Marvel Worldwide, Issue # 576, April 2010.

The Fantastic Four enter AntarcticaÕs subterranean Lake Vostok, looking for rogue scientists and discover three aquatic races living in the Kingdom of Atlantis. 

 

Hines, Chesley. Sixty-Four Degrees. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2010.

Two separate stories from the Arctic and Antarctic, with one common participant.  In the Antarctic-based Sixty-Four South, an American Antarctic research vessel is called to rescue its sister ship following a collision with a glacier off the coast of Antarctica.  The rescue turns into a larger incident with nuclear overtones.

 

Johnson, Mat. Pym - A Novel. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2010.

A tongue-in-cheek social/racial spoof, in which a small group of blacks go to Antarctica under the guise of shipping ice back to America to make drinking water.  In reality, one of them, a college professor, has acquired a manuscript that may confirm the existence of the fictional Antarctic lands and beings described in Edgar Allan PoeÕs 1837 seminal novella The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.  They find the ancient beings described in the book, with unfortunate results.

 

Lee, Tommie. Mulligan. Kindle Edition, 2010.

An international secret society erases peopleÕs memories to protect its own activities.  One of the technicians in a futuristic Free Antarctic Republic in 2207 latches on to their scheme and is pursued in chases across the continent, to silence him.

 

Loschiavo, Joe. Dry Ice. Kindle Edition, 2010.

A futuristic eco-political thriller that brings together a greedy global corporation, an environmental investigator, his former flame and his daughter, each with their own missions in the investigation of a mysterious formation in Antarctica.

 

Lovelace, Merline. Deep Freeze. Don Mills (Canada): Harlequin Enterprises, 2010.

One of the three short stories in this romance book, Baby ItÕs Cold Outside, all related to cold climes.  Mia discovers stressful love after her Antarctic Peninsula tourist cruise ship hits an iceberg and the passengers are taken to refuge at Palmer Station. 

 

Mackenzie, Gordon. The True Story of the First Bicycle in the Antarctic. Lexington (U.S.A.): www.CreateSpace.com, 2010.

A general contract worker at AntarcticaÕs McMurdo Station is promoted as the sheriff, to investigate the theft of liquor from the BaseÕs store and soon becomes embroiled in a murder investigation.

 

Robinson, Jeremy. The Last Hunter – Descent (Book I of the Antarktos Saga). Kindle Edition, 2010.

The first child born in Antarctica in 1974 returns thirteen years later and is forced to fight for his survival in an underground world of ancient people and creatures with supernatural powers.

 

Thompson, Claire.  Polar Reaction. Macon (U.S.A.): Samhain Publishing, 2010.

Three male scientific researchers temporarily remain behind on an Antarctic field station as the base is closing down for the season and endure a blizzard, as their mutual affections begin to grow.  Once airlifted out after the storm, their triangle romance blooms fully, through sexually explicit descriptions.    

 

Van Bokkem, Vianka. AntarcticaÕs Secrets: Scientists Conspiracy. Kindle Edition, 2010.

A terrible, thankfully very short story for teens in which a young female reporter hides in a helicopter that goes to Antarctica, in hopes of investigating a rumoured cover-up in Antarctica.

 

Yunker, John. The Tourist Trail. Ashland (Oregon, U.S.A.): Ashland Creek Press, 2010.

Based on the authorÕs short story of the same name, this eco-novel tells the tale of an FBI agent on the hunt for an obsessed eco-activist.  With inter-related stories from the points of view of several protagonists, the action leads from a penguin research station in Patagonia to anti-whaling chases in the Southern Ocean.  The objectives of the FBI agent begin to change and merge with those of the activist.

 

Archer, Alex. Rogue Angel – Polar Quest. Don Mills (Canada): Worldwide Library (Harlequin Enterprises), 2009.

Archaeologist Annja Creed goes to Antarctica to help a colleague who has found a prehistoric necklace.  She suspects everyone there, including the U. S. military, to be hiding something.  

 

Beck, Greig. Beneath the Dark Ice. Sydney: Macmillan, 2009.

A private U.S. airplane crashes into Antarctic ice, awakening memories in primordial creatures beneath the surface.  An American commando rescue team is sent in.  Russians also have their separate agenda and neither group knows what awaits them.

 

Boswell, Andrew. The Tournament at the End of the Earth. www.lulu.com, 2009.

In a near-future, oil-depleted world, an Antarctic stadium has been built as a proxy battlefield for countries at war to fight it out.  An unknown terrorist has his own plans for exploiting the continent.

 

Dixon, George. The Patent of Mann. Central Milton Keynes (U.K.): AuthorHouse, 2009.

The investigation of a shipwreck in the Irish Sea leads a crack team of investigators to an environmental conference at McMurdo Sound and oil drilling in Antarctica.

 

Dring, Jacob R. Coldblooded. www.lulu.com, 2009.

The team at AntarcticaÕs Byrd Sub-C Station finds an alien space projectile buried in the ice, without any occupants.  A deadly alien arrives to look for its lost crewmember and to do battle with the humans.

 

Eberhart, Dave. Rock of Ages. Kindle Edition, 2009.

In 2026, a deep-sea salvage operation off the Irish coast is searching for two ships scuttled in the 1950s, reported to carry WWII nerve gas.  In one of the ships they discover a part of a long-lost Mars mission aircraft from 2006, which had discovered a buried object on the surface of Mars, but the mission was lost on return to Earth.  Elsewhere, an investigative reporter and a crusading U.S. prosecutor join forces to investigate an unscrupulous industrial magnate who is producing ozone-destroying chemicals to pay for the cost of his search for a gene-based Fountain of Youth.  Their pursuit takes them to the magnateÕs private Antarctic research base near Palmer Station in the Antarctic Peninsula and to Lake Hoare in the Dry Valleys.    

 

Forbes, Steve. Southern Cross. Charleston: www.booksurge.com, 2009.

A new title for ForbesÕ 1989 novel, False Cross.  A Russian military squad makes a surprise visit at an American Antarctic base and each side has their own hidden agendas. A small group of the Americans makes a brave and unbelievable journey over a horrendous glacier to try to carry out their own mission. 

 

Gorecki, Andrzej.  South of the 60th Parallel. BookSurge Publishing (U.S.A.), 2009.

Americans drilling in Antarctica hit an impenetrable layer deep under the ice.  An advanced race of human aliens has been living underneath Antarctica for ages and their peaceful existence is interrupted by the ensuing attempted invasion by the U.S. military.  In the meantime, San Francisco TV host Ella McClure becomes the romantic interest of a mysterious stranger, the leader of the aliens. 

 

McDermott, Andy. The Covenant of Genesis. New York: Bantam Books, 2009.

An archeologist and her fiancŽe discover evidence of a civilization predating the history of mankind, including an ancient city buried in a subterranean lake in Antarctica.  The secret society, Covenant of Genesis, will take any means at its disposal to stop these discoveries from becoming public knowledge. 

 

McNeil, Jean. The Ice Lovers. Toronto: McArthur & Company, 2009.

In the near-future 2016, a writer travels to Antarctica to research the death of a female scientist three years ago.  She is forced to overwinter and discovers a complicated story of the scientistÕs relationships while experiencing her own interaction with a government official.  The author spent 2005-06 in Antarctica as the British Antarctic Survey/Arts Council of England International Fellow to Antarctica.

 

Mundy, Robin. The Nature of Ice. Crows Nest (Australia): Allen & Unwin, 2009.

The story of an Australian photographer working on a project at Davis Station and the decline of her domestic marital relationship is told in parallel with explorer Douglas MawsonÕs disastrous 1911-14 Antarctic Expedition and through his unmailed letters to his sweetheart.  The author has worked and overwintered in Antarctica.

 

Ogle, W. Dale. Tsunami: Beast of Antarctica. Shelbyville (U.S.A.): Wasteland Press, 2009.

A new luxury cruise ship on her maiden voyage is toppled by a giant tsunami caused by a breaking ice shelf.  The few remaining people, too many for a single zodiac, must plan how to survive.

 

Raymond, Midge. The Ecstatic Cry. Spokane and Cheney: Eastern Washington University Press, 2009.

A short story in a collection of short fiction, Forgetting English, by Midge Raymond.  A tourist cruise ship visits two penguin researchers at a solitary Antarctic Peninsula field camp.  One of them later encounters a mysterious stranger from the ship, wandering in the water off the beach.    

 

Rose-Innes, Louise. Antarctic Affair. Kindle Edition, 2009.

A recently engaged, London-based high society female features writer is assigned to do a story on a rugged, individualistic adventure photographer.  They travel to the Antarctic Peninsula on a research vessel for the story, she saves his life on an iceberg, becomes accustomed to the outdoors world and romance follows.   

 

Sampson, Jim. The Apocalypse Rising. Burleigh (Australia): Zeus Publications, 2009.

Worldwide global warming has caused havoc over Antarctica.  Two groups of scientists are caught in the middle of new volcanic eruptions in the Ross Sea area.  An American submarine and icebreaker race through storms to rescue them, while a team of American scientists and the military attempt to annihilate the volcanoes with atomic missiles.

 

Wynn, Earl S. Pink Carbide: Carbon Aria. Sonora (U.S.A.): Thunderune Publishing, 2009.

In the near-distant future, the super powered, bionic Cylea searches for her beginnings and goes to an old deserted Antarctic base for clues.

 

Barell, John. Surviving Erebus. Unionville (New York): Royal Fireworks Press, 2008.

A fictional account of the 1839-41 Antarctic voyage of James Clark Ross and the discovery of the Sea and ice shelf named after him.  ItÕs told from the point of view of a young stowaway who makes a few enemies amongst the crew but perseveres and finally wins the respect of the captain and crew.

 

Clarke, Isabella. White. YouWriteOn.com, 2008.

A short story included in a collection, Colours and Shades, written by Clarke.  Alannah, a Londoner, has been doing a lot of travelling to dull the pain of her sisterÕs suicide.  After she slips on shore during an Antarctic cruise, the shipÕs doctor dispenses psychological advice to help her deal with her feelings of guilt.   

 

Dionne, Karen. Freezing Point. New York: Jove Books, 2008.

Environmentalist tapping Antarctic ice for the worldÕs drinking water and eco-terrorists both face the same danger from within the ice from rats and pestilence.

 

Kalla, Daniel. Cold Plague. New York: Tor, 2008.

A private commercial drilling project to bring up pure, therapeutic water from a subterranean Antarctic lake results in an escape of deadly prions, which causes deaths in Europe.

 

Levine, Richard S. A Floccinaucinihilipilificatious Life. www.theopinionguy.com: Golden Acorn Press. OGÕs Speculative Fiction, Issue #16, January 2008.

This online and print magazine has a very short story about millibots discussing whether they are alive, as they rush to inspect a defective furnace heating duct somewhere in Antarctica.

 

Marsh, Carole. The Mystery in Icy Antarctica. U.S.A.: Gallopade International, 2008.

Part of MarshÕs junior books mystery series.  A mystery-writing grandmother takes her two grandchildren to Antarctica and they encounter their own mystery of missing meteorites and penguins.

 

Robinson, Kevin Maurice. The Imaginator – an Unexpected Discovery. www.lulu.com, 2008.

Two children accompany their archeologist father to a dig in Antarctica where they uncover a stone, which

was the refuge of a young alien girl.  She becomes their friend and teaches the children how to use their imagination, which comes in handy when they have to escape villains who want to capture the alien girl.

 

Smith, K. L. Polar Love. New York: Vantage Press, 2008.

Two American researchers on a scientific cruise at Deception Island fall in love but must return to their separate lives after the expedition is completed.  They manage to pick things up a few years later.

 

Talbot, Tony. Polar Crossing.  Kindle Edition, 2008.

A time-shifting short story about a small group of contemporary Antarctic researchers who think they encounter Robert ScottÕs expedition members as they are returning from their fateful South Pole Expedition in 1912, but are unable to communicate with them.  Some years later one of the researchers discovers an unpublished Scott Expedition diary that mentions sightings by ScottÕs group of the modern researchers, who were thought to be following Scott and were even reported to have peered in their tent.   

 

Valente, Catherynne M. A BuyerÕs Guide to Maps of Antarctica. clarkesworldmagazine.com, Issue # 20, May 2008.

A very short story about Antarctic topographical maps, up for auction, and the related stories of the two rival South American mapmakers who drew them.

 

Bartels, P. J. Desert Ice. www.lulu.com, 2006.

A disgraced former supertanker captain and a glaciologist sign on for a project to haul an iceberg from Antarctica to Kuwait but in mid stream are interrupted by an Iraqi hit team.

 

Beach, R. R. The Number of Things. 130 Ink, 2006.

While going through a divorce, a man has recurring dreams about an early 20th century expedition to Antarctica, which is marooned on a subantarctic island.  The events of current reality and historical dream unexpectedly become merged through his spaced-out wife. 

 

Dabb, Andrew, Seeley, Tim, et al. G.I. Joe: Special Missions Antarctica. Chicago: DevilÕs Due Publishing, December 2006.

The comic strip character G.I. Joe was introduced in the 1940s and has been continued in various series by different publishers.  The Special Missions series of 28 issues had various reservists in action roles around the world.  In this one, the team is sent to Antarctica to stop their arch-enemy Cobra, who has started to produce oil from a huge below-ice oil reservoir.

 

Fearnley, Laurence. Degrees of Separation. Auckland: Penguin Group, 2006.

The stories of three isolated people working out of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica: a composer, a scientist and a communications operator.  The author was part of New ZealandÕs Artists and Writer to Antarctic Program in 2004.

 

Gardner, Drew. The Sands of Erebus. Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2006.

A spiritual novella in which a philosophical Florida State University student reconnects with his potential lost soul mate from a university course three years later, when they each win a trip to Antarctica in a poetry writing competition sponsored by the University.

 

Jermey, Ron. The Biggest Morgue in the World. www.lulu.com, 2006.

An Australian policeman is sent to an Australian scientific base in Antarctica to investigate the murder of a scientist and an attack on another.  A slow investigation of a puzzling case turns into overtones of the Cold War.

 

Wilson, Colin. The Tomb of the Old Ones. Hayward (U.S.A.): Chaosium, 2006.

Although this novella was written in 1999, it appears in print for the first time in an anthology of Antarctic horror stories, The Antarktos Cycle from Chaosium.  Based on H. P. LovecraftÕs At the Mountains of Madness, with direct references to it, scientists continue the search for an ancient civilization thought to be buried under AntarcticaÕs ice and mountains.

 

Bergse, Francis & Nathalie. Mystre en Antarctique - Les Aventures de Buck Danny (# 51). Marcinelle (Belgium)/Paris: Dupuis, 2005.  Also issued in English by Air Comics under the title Mystery in the Antarctic – The Adventures of Buck Danny.

This is a voluminous Franco-Belgian comic book series started in 1947 about U.S. Navy pilots, created by Georges Troisfontaines, Victor Hubinon & Jean-Michel Charlier.  This particular adventure takes them to the Antarctic to battle criminals who have discovered a stash of buried Nazi gold in the Ice.

 

Milligan, Peter et al. X-Men: Golgotha - Part Five: Fall-Out. New York: Marvel Comics, No. 170, July 2005.

Milligan, Peter et al. X-Men: Golgotha - Part Four: Quarantine. New York: Marvel Comics, No. 169, June 2005.

Milligan, Peter et al. X-Men: Golgotha - Part Three. New York: Marvel Comics, No. 168, May 2005.

Milligan, Peter et al. X-Men: Golgotha - Part Two: The Night of the Mutant. New York: Marvel Comics, No. 167, April 2005.

Milligan, Peter et al. X-Men: Golgotha - Part One: And What Dark Beast... New York: Marvel Comics, No. 166, March 2005.

In a 5-part series, the super-powered X-Men have travelled to the South Pole mutant colony after a distress call.  They arrive to find most of the colony wiped out and the remaining few have gone mad. The only clue is the word, Golgotha, written on a wall.  Another X-man arrives, with the identity and location of Golgotha, which is an alien beast, with psychic powers, buried in Antarctica.  They return to their home base lab with it but other Golgothas appear and cause insanities in the minds of the X-Men.

 

Plowright, Kerry. Vostok Station – Point of Impact. Self-published: Australian Windows Publishing/Trafford Publishing, 2005.

An overly long military thriller, in which a joint Russian-Chinese-French alliance finds petroleum beneath AntarcticaÕs under-ice Lake Vostok and conspires to keep out the rest of the world.  A mysterious force ignites the lake and Americans and Australians must unite against the Russian/Chinese militaries to put out the fire before it destroys the world. 

 

Lock, Norman. Three Short Metaphysical Fictions. www.cafeirreal.com: Cafe Irreal, Issue #12, August 2004. 

This is a webzine for fantastic fiction.  The three related stories, entitled Unreal Geography, The Cruelty of Poetry and Lath of the World, transport a modern architect to Robert ScottÕs Terra Nova South Pole Expedition as the quartermaster.

 

Macpherson, Helen. Colder Than Ice. Port Arthur (U.S.A.): QuestBooks, 2004.

Two headstrong women on an Antarctic archaeological team that is trying to locate traces of a lost expedition from a century ago find each other and fall in love.

 

Thomas, Rosie.  Sun at Midnight. London: HarperCollins, 2004.

Based at a small private Antarctic Peninsula research base, a young British researcher finds her independence and falls in love with a dour contract worker.  She carries a heavy burden she has chosen to conceal, until disaster strikes the camp.

 

Wagner, Matt. Trinity: Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman. New York: DC Comics, 2004.

This compendium brings together the three superheroes for the first time in a story about a mad villain who wants to remake the world to his own liking.  One of his assistants is Bizarro, a clunky Superman clone who has been kept in a dungeon deep below AntarcticaÕs surface. The stories were originally published as three single issues in 2003.

 

Dickinson, Matt. Black Ice. New York: St. MartinÕs Press, 2003.

Before scientists can pursue a troubling discovery from deep in the ice cap, they must rescue two stranded explorers.  People and events turn sour and the rescuers must flee for their lives.

 

Donehower, Bruce. Ice. Bloomington (U.S.A.): Xlibris, 2003.

An archaeo-astronomer is sent to Antarctica to interpret hieroglyphs found under the ice, revealing an ancient world order.

 

Reeder, David. Beneath the Glacier (aka A SADD2 Day). www.pulpanddagger.com, 2002.

An unofficial sequel to H. P. LovecraftÕs 1931 Antarctic novella At the Mountains of Madness.  This short story has a team of special security agents from Miskatonic University looking for their lost associates who were exploring an underground cave in an Antarctic glacier.  The rescuers find more than they bargained for.   

 

Stross, Charles.  A Colder War. Aberdeen (U.K.): Spectrum Publishing, 2000.

A short story, originally published in Spectrum SF #3, about the Cold War, with a chapter on U.S. intelligence services running a clandestine drug transportation scheme through a porthole under AntarcticaÕs Lake Vostok from an alien dimension.  The full story was also issued as a reading by Pat Bottino on CD, Great Science Fiction Stories (AudioText, 2005).

 

Engan, Charles and Janyce, et al. Beyond the Mountains of Madness: An Epic Antarctic Campaign and Sourcebook. Oakland: Chaosium Inc., 1999.

This is a role playing book in which a 1933 Antarctic expedition is launched to unravel the mystery of the fateful story in H. P. LovecraftÕs 1931 Antarctic novella At the Mountains of Madness.  

 

Hammond, Rayford E. The Ice Breaker Incident. Rocky Mount (U.S.A.): Briarwood Publications & Sassy Cat Books, Inc., 1999.

The first lieutenant on a Navy icebreaker, working in AntarcticaÕs Ross Sea, is accused of shoving the shipÕs unloved Captain over the side and is court-martialled for murder.  A sharp but dissolute Navy JAG lawyer must defend him.

 

Markert, James, The Hell That Is Ice. Louisville: Chicago Spectrum Press, 1999.

Parallel stories of murder in Louisville and at the South Pole are intertwined as a satanic killer travels through an underground time portal linking a high school in the city to his demonic lair in Antarctica.  

 

Kelly, Joe, & McGuinness, Ed. Deadpool. New York: Marvel Comics, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1997.

The inaugural issue of a series in which a villain, Deadpool, is tested by a group of superhuman good characters for heroism.  After sabotaging a nuclear facility in Antarctica that protects against gamma rays, Deadpool has a change of heart and prevents the deadly radiation from escaping and destroying the southern hemisphere.  He is then invited to join the super heroes.

 

Gonzlez, Jorge et al. Professor Xavier and the X-Men: Primal Urges. New York: Marvel Comics, Vol. 1, No. 11, September 1966.

This is an updated version of the original story line from earlier comics in which the X-Men travel to Antarctica to investigate the TV broadcast sighting of a jungle man and his saber-tooth tiger, who rescue an Antarctic expeditioner.  See also Lee, Stan et al. X-Men: The Early Years - The Coming of Ka-Zar. New York: Marvel Comics, Vol. 1, No. 10, February 1995 and Lee, Stan et al. X-Men: The Coming of Ka-Zar. New York: Canam Publishers Sales Corp., Vol. 1, No. 10, March 1965.

 

Lee, Stan et al. X-Men: The Early Years - The Coming of Ka-Zar. New York: Marvel Comics, Vol. 1, No. 10, February 1995.

This is a facsimile of the Canam Publishers Sales Corp. comic originally presented as X-Men: The coming of Ka-Zar, Vol. 1, No. 10, March 1965.  The super-powered X-Men are sent to Antarctica after they view a TV broadcast from Antarctica of an unknown loin-cloth clad figure and a saber-tooth tiger returning to a base camp with a missing expedition member.  The X-Men locate a crevasse that leads to an undiscovered jungle, populated by prehistoric creatures and tribesmen.  They run into trouble themselves, are rescued by the jungle man and his saber-tooth tiger and are finally sent back to the Antarctic surface to return home.

 

Wayne, Matt et al. Shadow Cabinet: A Contract with Dog.  New York: DC Comics, No. 10, March 1995.

Wayne, Matt et al. Shadow Cabinet: Final Cut.  New York: DC Comics, No. 9, February 1995.

Wayne, Matt et al. Shadow Cabinet: Red Death - Part 3: Wheep Wheep.  New York: DC Comics, No. 8, January 1995.

Wayne, Matt et al. Shadow Cabinet: Red Death - Part 2: Shoot the Moon.  New York: DC Comics, No. 7, December 1994.

Wayne, Matt et al. Shadow Cabinet: Red Death - Part 1: The Antarctic Snowjob.  New York: DC Comics, No. 6, November 1994.

Led by the all-knowing Dharma, the Shadow Cabinet is a group of characters with various super powers, sworn to protect humanity from itself.  In a 5-issue series, it is sent to Antarctica to stop a gang of renegade scientists who want to collect solar energy and beam it to Antarctica to provide the earth with endless energy, but that would slowly melt the polar ice caps.  They must be stopped, but the shadow Cabinet finds it has its own internal issues.  

 

Bainbridge, Beryl. The Birthday Boys. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1994.

A fictionalized account of Robert ScottÕs ill-fated South Pole Expedition.

 

Burns, Michael. Hot Planet. Tubac (U.S.A.): Planet Press, 1994.

In 2006, as global warming causes the rapid melting of icecaps in Antarctica and worldwide flooding, the Defenders of the Planet, an environmental group, wage war with the energy establishment. 

 

Clark, Kathy. Groom Unknown. Don Mills (Canada): Harlequin Enterprises, 1994.

Two young scientists carry on a flirty romance through a computer interaction service and agree to marry in Antarctica, sight unseen, when one of them is assigned to McMurdo Station as a naval captain.  As fate would have it, they had previously been unfriendly co-workers in Colorado.  Dislike turns to like as they get to know their real selves.  

 

Gerrard, Kitt. Midnight Tales of Torment. London: Headline Book Publishing (Headline Delta Paperback), 1997.

A female American secret agent is called on a special mission to winter over at a base on the Antarctic Peninsula with just one scientist, a male.  To maintain their professional relationship, they tell each other lurid, erotic stories.  Events are not at all what they seem, in this campy tale of outright porn.

 

Stern, Roger, Guice, Jackson & Rodier, Denis. Superman in Action Comics: Secret Weapon. New York: DC Comics, Issue #691, September 1993.

In his Antarctic Fortress of Solitude, Superman is regenerating his powers through the Eradicator and overloads its circuits to get more energy.  He finally breaks to the surface in his quest to defeat the evil Cyborg who is destroying earth.

 

Stern, Roger, Guice, Jackson & Rodier, Denis. Superman in Action Comics: Lies & Revelations. New York: DC Comics, Issue #690, August 1993.

Superboy is held captive by Cyborg Superman, who deceives the Justice League into searching for them on an asteroid belt.  In the meantime, the real Superman is being regenerated under the ice of Antarctica.

 

Kesel, Karl, Grummet, Tom & Hazlewood, Doug. The Adventures of Superman: Line of Fire. New York: DC Comics, Issue #503, August 1993.

The evil Cyborg Superman has convinced the authorities that a rogue Superman has destroyed Ocean City.  Super Boy is called in to help and is attacked by the Cyborg.  Meanwhile, in Antarctica, something is lurking and dives to the bottom of the polar sea.    

 

Stern, Roger, Guice, Jackson & Rodier, Denis. Superman in Action Comics: Born Again. New York: DC Comics, Issue #687, June 1993.

Beneath the ice of Antarctica, the deceased Superman is regenerated from electrical energy and returns to Metropolis to fight crime as a changed Superhero.

 

Nicieza, Fabien et al. X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned With. New York: Marvel Comics, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 1991.

A new series with a cast of mutant superpowered heroes has them flying in to Antarctica to attack the base of another group of mutants who are terrorists.

 

Giffen, Keith & DeMatteis, J. M. WhatÕs Black and White and Black and White and Black: Justice League Antarctica – Justice League America Annual 4. New York: DC Comics, 1990.

Reformed comic character villains go to Antarctica as the Justice LeagueÕs Antarctic branch and fight killer penguins at an abandoned base.

 

Jurgens, Dan & Perez, George. The Adventures of Superman: Home. New York: DC Comics, Issue # 461, December 1989.

While battling a tidal wave in Metropolis, Superman returns to Antarctica, where the Eradicator has been melting the ice and trying to destroy Earth.  He travels through a time portal to meet his natural parents on Krypton, undergoes his Kryptonian rite of passage and returns to Earth and wills the Eradicator to stop its destruction.

 

Jurgens, Dan & Kubert, Andy. The Adventures of Superman: Eradication. New York: DC Comics, Issue # 460, November 1989.

The continuation of previous issue # 459, in which Superman buried a Kryptonian relic, the Eradicator, in Antarctica.  Still bothered by the objectÕs effect on him, Superman returns to Antarctica and finds the relic has built a 10,000 ft. deep tower in the Ice for the deadly purpose of eradication all non-Kryptonian life.

 

Jurgens, Dan, Perez, George & Gula, Tim. The Adventures of Superman: Antarctic Solitude. New York: DC Comics, Issue # 459, October 1989.

Superman buries a dangerous relic, the Eradicator, from his home planet Krypton in the depths of AntarcticaÕs ice.

 

Stern, Roger, Giffen, Keith & Janke, Dennis. Superman Featured in Action Comics: Superman – Burial Ground. New York: DC Comics, Issue # 646, October 1989.

Superman returns to Antarctica to ensure that the relic from Krypton, the Eradicator, that he buried in Antarctica, is still there.  At the same time, he encounters a giant underground alien creature that has destroyed an unmanned research station.    

 

Claremont, Chris et al. The Uncanny X-Men, Guest Starring Ka-Zar!: Polaris No More - The Shattered Star. New York: Marvel Comics, Vol. 1, No. 250, October, 1989.

The Vostok 3 Russian research station in Antarctica is obliterated by a tower emerging from below the ice.  Down below in the prehistoric tropical Savage Land, the X-Men are engaged in battle with evil super-powered rogues.   

 

Byrne, John & Kesel, Karl. Superman 16. New York: DC Comics, April 1988.

A team of scientists, flying over Antarctica, receive a signal and upon landing discover what looks like Supergirl, buried in a slushy thermal ice pocket at 126 degrees.

 

Walt DisneyÕs Uncle Scrooge: ŅA Cold BargainÓ. Scottsdale: Gladstone Publishing, Issue # 215, March 1987.

Uncle Scrooge buys what he thinks is the rarest element on earth, encased in a block of ice and goes to Antarctica to store it.  It turns out to be a perpetual ice cream maker.  Scrooge loses it in the vast ice and manages to find it with help from a penguin.

 

Stern, Roger et al. The Avengers: Pyrrhic Victory! New York: Marvel Comics Group, Vol. 1, No. 258, August 1985.

Stern, Roger et al. The Avengers: Terminus! – Holocaust in a Hidden Land! New York: Marvel Comics Group, Vol. 1, No. 257, July 1985.

Stern, Roger et al. The Avengers: ÉInto the Savage Land! – This Power Unleashed! New York: Marvel Comics Group, Vol. 1, No. 256, June 1985.

The Avengers are sent to the South Atlantic to look for a mysterious shipwreck and end up at the Antarctic PeninsulaÕs Larsen Ice Shelf.  A giant alien mechanical monster, Terminus, has just destroyed a scientific base and they trail it to the Savage Land, a hidden primitive jungle in Antarctica, where they meet local hero Ka-Zar and his wife.  Meanwhile, Terminus destroys the remains of an ancient Atlantean civilization before he is finally destroyed by the Avengers.  However, Terminus also destroyed the life support systems of the Savage Land, which freezes over.  Luckily, the Avengers are rescued by the U.S. military before they come to harm in the cold.  

 

Chappell, Fred. Weird Tales. The Texas Review, Spring/Summer 1984.

A short story about the degenerate literary cronies of American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft.  One of them discovers a portal to Antarctica in his apartment and disappears.  This story has appeared in other collections, including More Shapes Than One, New York: St. MartinÕs Press 1992.

 

Moench, Doug & Colan, Gene.  Detective Comics Starring Batman: Antarctic nightmare.  New York: DC Comics, Issue # 541, August 1984.

Batman follows the villainous Penguin to Antarctica to stop him from selling state secrets at a Russian base.

 

Paige, Laurie. South of the Sun. New York: Silhouette Publishers, 1984.

A female researcher from Florida travels to an Antarctic field camp with the mercurial group leader.  Their attraction is immediate but he must be seen as the neutral camp leader.  How long can they keep their hand off each other in this fluffy tale of romance?

 

Carter, Nick (David Hagberg). Operation: McMurdo Sound. New York: Ace Charter, 1982.

One of a series of 261 spy adventures published over 1964-1990, written under the pseudonym Nick Carter, the protagonist.  In this cold war story, Nick is sent by the U.S. government to an Antarctic field base to investigate mysterious deaths caused by poison gas, with Russians as protagonists.  The cover of the book shows Nick on a snowmobile, backed by a grove of rare Antarctic trees, presumably in the McMurdo Sound area.

 

Claremont, Chris et al. The Uncanny X-Men: And the Dead Shall Bury the Living. New York: Marvel Comics, Vol. 1, No. 140, September 1981.

The group of super mutants is sent to Antarctica for reconnaissance of Magneto, their evil mutant arch enemy, who had a massive installation under an Antarctic volcano.  They barely escaped from him in a previous adventure and nothing has been heard since.

 

Lee, Stan et al. Ka-Zar The Savage: A New DawnÉA New World. New York: Marvel Comics, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1981.

The is the first issue of a comic series based on Ka-Zar, a jungle man transplanted from modern life, and his saber-tooth tiger, Zabu, who live in the Savage land, a prehistoric jungle beneath the icy surface of the Antarctic Peninsula.  Originally created by an alien as an artificial environment, the Savage Land was later inhabited by the people of Atlantis as Pangea.  Most of Pangea was eventually destroyed in a cataclysm but the Savage Land was spared.  This story introduces Lamura, a city of civilized people descended from Atlanteans.  See also Lee, Stan et al. X-Men: The Coming of Ka-Zar. New York: Canam Publishers Sales Corp., Vol. 1, No. 10, March 1965.

 

Griffin. John. The Antarctic Convergence. London: Robert Hale Ltd., 1979.

 A ripping adventure yarn of a British special agent, who investigates a series of mass murders at numerous scientific bases in Antarctica,

 

Levitz, Paul. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes: Prologue to Earthwar. New York: DC Comics, Vol. 30, Issue # 241, July 1978.

In the thirtieth century, up in space, the Legionnaires prepare to prevent a war between galaxies.  On Antarctica, the Resource Raiders are planning to steal a shipment of rare earth metals from a stockpile and Sun Boy, Brainiac Five and Element Lad attempt to thwart the heist.    

 

Graves, Robert. Old Papa Johnson. London: Penguin Books, 1978.

From a collection of short stories by Robert Graves in The Shout and Other Stories, originally published by Penguin as Collected Short Stories in 1968.  Old Papa Johnson is recovering in hospital in 1916 from war wounds and relates an allegedly true story from his time as Crown Agent on AntarcticaÕs Desolation Island.

 

Lee, Stan et al. The Amazing Spider Man: The Beauty and the Brute.  New York: Magazine Management Co., Inc., Marvel Comics Group, Vol. 1, No. 104, January 1972.

Lee, Stan et al. The Amazing Spider Man: Walk the Savage Land!  New York: Magazine Management Co., Inc., Marvel Comics Group, Vol. 1, No. 103, December 1971.

An Antarctic base is attacked by a monster and a survivor tells the tale on TV interview programs.  Peter Parker (alias Spiderman), a photographer, is sent to Antarctica with his girlfriend to investigate.  Through the icy surface, they enter the prehistoric jungle world of the Savage Land where his girlfriend is kidnapped.  They get help from Ka-Zar, the jungle man and his saber-tooth tiger, Zabu, to fight arch villain Kraven the Hunter and the alien monster.

 

Conway, Gerry et al. Metal Men. New York: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Vol. 13, No. 47, Aug.-Sept. 1967.

The five metal men are near McMurdo Sound in Antarctica, looking for a stolen vault, when their creator, Doc Magnus is carried off by their enemy, Plutonium Man.  The metal men, with the help of American soldiers, must recue them.   

 

Clarke, Arthur C. At the Mountains of Murkiness. London: Ferret Fantasy, 1973.

This is a short spoof of H. P. LovecraftÕs At the Mountains of Madness.  It was originally published as At the Mountains of Murkiness and Other Parodies by Ferret Fantasy and also appeared in The Antarktos Cycle, a collection of Antarctic horror stories published by Chaosium in 2006.

 

Lee, Stan et al. X-Men: The Coming of Ka-Zar. New York: Canam Publishers Sales Corp., Vol. 1, No. 10, March 1965.

The super-powered X-Men are sent to Antarctica after they view a TV broadcast from Antarctica of an unknown loin-cloth clad figure and his saber-tooth tiger returning to a base camp with a missing expedition member.  The X-Men locate a crevasse that leads to an undiscovered jungle, populated by prehistoric creatures and tribesmen.  They run into trouble themselves, are rescued by Ka-Zar, the jungle man and his saber-tooth tiger, and are finally sent back to the Antarctic surface to return home.

 

Uncredited author. Superman: The Last Days of Superman. Sparta, Illinois: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Issue # 156, October 1962.

Superman is supposedly infected by a virus from Krypton and has a month to live.  To help him carry out his remaining vital deeds, a team of superhero friends builds an ice sculpture in Antarctica to heat the globe when he is gone.

 

Jarvis, E. K. A Home Among the Stars. New York: Fantastic, Vol. 6, No. 8, September 1957.

A very short story of an Antarctic meteorologist whose destiny is to be purposely stranded at a base and to be rescued by aliens.  E. K. Jarvis was the pen name of a group of authors, writing for the science fiction pulp magazine Fantastic magazine in the 1950s, to conceal the authorÕs real name.  This story was also published by www.estarbooks.com as a Kindle Edition, 2011.

 

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BOOKS WITH ANTARCTIC CONTENT, NOT YET VERIFIED OR READ:

 

Blackadder, Jesse. Chasing the Light. Australia: HarperCollins/Fourth Estate, 2013.

 

Cook, Alan L. Dangerous Wind. A Carol Golden Novel. Kindle Edition, 2013.

 

Lambert, Tim. Dead Penguins. Kindle Edition, 2013.

 

Martin, N.A. Survival at DHSUC. Kindle Edition, 2013.

 

Xanadu, Michael. Project Greenhouse. Kindle Edition, 2013.

 

Botsford, Diana Dru. Stargate SG-1: The Drift. Surbiton (U.K.): Fandemonium Books. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Brown, David N. Thing Vs Exotroopers. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Carney, Dominic. Icarus Rising. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Devine, Thomas W. Island of Regrets. Kindle Edition. 2012.

 

Druett, Joan. The Beckoning Ice - A Wiki Coffin Mystery. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Harrow, M. E. As Portents Rise. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Jyr, Aer-ki. Star Force: Inception (SF1). Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Kreffel, Erik J. Ether. Jaunt Publications. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Kristopher, Jason. The Dying of the Light: Interval. Katy (U.S.A.): Grey Gecko Press. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Manera, Tony. A New Ice Age. Kindle edition, 2012.

 

Miller, Paul & Phil. Iceburgh, Ash Fork (U.S.A): Weedy Acres Publishing. Kindle Edition, 2012. (Copyright 1984).

 

Nagle, Lambert. Revolution Earth. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Nielson, Kevin D. DMSR Series Book One – Through the Portal. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Rock, Colin. Slush Bucket. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Williams, Dr. Ronald A., A Voice from the Tomb:  Book One of the First People Trilogy. Pittsburgh: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., 2012.

 

Wilson, James. The Missing Club. Kindle Edition, 2012.

 

Beier, Matthew J. The Breeders. Minneapolis: Epicality Books. Kindle Edition, 2011.

 

Filotto, Giuseppe. Overlords of Mars: Inception. www.createspace.com, 2011.

 

Fraser, Ian. The Depths of Perception. Kindle Edition, 2011.

 

Hazlehurst, Colin. Fusion. Smashwords Edition. Kindle Edition, 2011.

 

Lukeman, Alex. The Lance (The Project - Book Two). Kindle Edition, 2011. 

 

Manera, Tony. A New Ice Age. Kindle Edition, 2011.

 

McKinnon, T.D. Heather Skye Wilson Is the Psychic Warrior. Kindle Edition, 2011.

 

Taylor, Ron. Ice, Blood and Fire. Kindle Edition, 2011.

 

Wilson, James. The Missing Club. Kindle Edition, 2011.

 

Khoury, Raymond. The Sign. New York: Signet (New American Library/Penguin Group), 2010.

 

Ladnier, Gene. Paradox – HitlerÕs Granddaughter. Kindle Edition, 2010.

 

Stevenson, John. Iceman: Book One - Resurrection. www.lulu.com, undated: est. 2010.

 

de Wit, Deo. The Antarctic Code. Bangor: Bangor: BookLocker.com, 2010.

 

Bentick, Robert. A Strange Messenger. Alpharetta (U.S.A): www.unibook.com, www.wwaow.com (World Wide Association of Writers), 2009.

 

Kambayashi, Chōhei. Yukikaze. San Francisco: VIZ Media, 2009.

 

Sommer, Jr., Mark A.  Another Dawn II. U.S.A.: Lulu, Inc., 2009.

 

Eaton, Anthony. Into White Silence. North Sydney: Woolshed Press, 2008.

 

Silverberg, Robert. The 13th Immortal.  U.S.A.: Cosmos Books, 2004.