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Located at the ends of the Earth, Antarctica has always had this special allure for the intrepid explorer. A vast, foreboding and desolate continent with a harsh and unforgiving climate, this place has captured the imagination of many an adventurer. None more so than H.P. Lovecraft when he created the epic that is “At the Mountains of Madness”. This recounting of an ill fated Miskatonic University expedition to the South Pole and its tense and scary encounter with forces far, far beyond the realms of human understanding blew me away when I first read it. Lost civilizations, ancient aliens, hints of bioengineering and dormant horrors in the wilds of Antarctica made for a wonderfully evocative and enthralling story.
May 17, 2015 – The Interim Judges Panel for the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest 2015 have, at long last, completed the difficult process of choosing those stories to be added to the contest shortlist after the first round of the competition, which ran from January 1 to March 31. The judges have shortlisted a total of 6 exceptional stories […]
13 April 2014 – We are pleased to announce that the Interim Judges Panel of the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest have concluded voting for the top 6 stories from the record-breaking 42 stories shortlisted during 2014. Voting on this number of exceptional stories (over 350,000 words) was an agonizing process for the judges, who were also acutely […]
Geoff Brown is the editor of the popular SNAFU series of military horror anthologies. Geoff, who lives in central Victoria in Australia, was previously an editor with Midnight Echo magazine and President of the Australian Horror Writers Association. He took time out from his busy schedule as publisher and editor of Cohesion Press to talk […]
Late last year Albedo One Issue 45 was reviewed by Clancy Weeks for Tangent Online. Clancy covers each story in detail and highlights his favourites. As an added bonus, four of the stories made Tangent Online 2014 Recommended Reading List: “Landscapes of the Martian Heart” by Stephen Gaskell, “The Pageant” by Kelly Rede, “King Rook” by Martin […]
Very concise summary: Mark Watney is Robinson Crusoe on Mars without pal Friday to keep him company. He has to figure out how to survive until the next Mars mission arrives.
There have been a few books recently such as Robopocalypse and Ready Player One, that read like they have been written to be made into movies This book is one of those. I swayed between three and four stars on this one and finally kicked it up to four.