1596062347 2009. 659 pages. #379 of 500 limited edition signed copies. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Cloth fine, free of bumps, stains and wear. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket shows some faint scuffing in places, light rubbing to spine ends, else in fine condition. Finger smudge to page fore-edges. Interior bright and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The bestselling author of Ilium and Olympos transforms thetrue story of a legendary Arctic expedition into a thriller worthy ofStephen King or Patrick O'Brian. Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmenof The Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But thereal threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white,the provisions that have turned to poison before they open them, or theship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat iswhatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching oneseaman at a time or whole crews, leaving bodies mangled horribly or missingforever. Captain Crozier takes over the expedition after the creature kills itsoriginal leader, Sir John Franklin. Drawing equally on his own strengths asa seaman and the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued, Croziersets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast.But every day the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, untilCrozier begins to fear there is no escape from an ever-more-inconceivablenightmare.
From the Inside Flap: In the spring of 1845, Sir John Franklin leads a company of two ships and 130 men on a hazardous voyage to the remote, uncharted Arctic. His goal: to locate and map the legendary Northwest Passage. Two years later, the expedition, which began in a spirit of optimism and high purpose, faces disaster. Franklin is dead. The two ships -- the Erebus and the Terror -- are hopelessly trapped by gigantic, shifting ice floes. Supplies are dwindling, and the crews struggle daily against lethal, unimaginably frigid conditions. And something -- some Thing -- is stalking the survivors, spreading death, suffering, and chaos in its remorseless wake.The Terror is both a rigorously researched historical novel and a compelling homage to one of the seminal SF/Horror films of the 1950s. It is popular fiction of the highest order, the kind of intense, wholly absorbing epic only Dan Simmons could have written.
Title: The Terror
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Subterrenean Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. ***SIGNED limited first Subterranean Edition! #427 of 500 Copies. Extra shipping charges may apply for oversize books. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000967