On names, changing them, and origins
Susanna E. Leng 98
Susanna.E.Leng.98 at Alum.Dartmouth.ORG
Fri Mar 21 20:36:03 EST 2003
On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 08:56:07 +0800 (WST) dwj at suberic.net
> Before anyone else gets any more bright ideas, I should
> point out that I was kidding: the Plateau of Leng
> doesn't actually exist except in a novel by H. P.
> Lovecraft. Sorry.
> And you probably wouldn't be able to go there, anyway: he
> deliberately set it in a remote and inhospitable part of
> Antarctica which at the time was completely unknown and
> even now has only been visited once, by a dedicated
> scientific expedition. I recommend you to stay home and
> read the memoirs instead. :)
> The record of the fictional expedition is
> _At the Mountains of Madness_ by H. P. Lovecraft.
> The record of the real expedition is
> _Mountains of Madness: a scientist's odyssey in
> Antarctica_ by John Long.
> (The expedition took one novel to while away the long
> Antarctic nights. Guess what it was.)
Not the first time in my life I've felt gullible. In fact, it's a very familiar
Thanks for the book recs!
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