ICE CORES: essays on Lovecraft's novella 'At the Mountains of Madness'. With a new short story "The Floaters of the Barrens", being an immediate sequel to 'At the Mountains of Madness'. CONTENTS:- 'Antarktos' by H.P. Lovecraft (Sonnet XV of 'Fungi from Yuggoth') | "The Floaters of the Barrens" (short story) | On the writing and early publication history of 'Mountains' | A survey of the literary precursors and prequels of 'Mountains' | A survey of the literary and media sequels to 'Mountains' | The current events of October 1929-Spring 1931, in relation to Lovecraft and his work | On the visual inspirations for 'Mountains' | Aspects of the science in Lovecraft's 'Mountains' | "The white madness": some extracts from real-life accounts of madness and death on polar expeditions (nine pages) | Research bibliography (54 items of scholarly and research interest). 18,000 words. Well illustrated. Hand-coded for the Kindle, with linked table-of-contents.