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Blurbs for Friends: Ken Hite is Going to Drive Children Mad

posted Aug 19, 2012, 12:18 AM by Douglas Sun
Originally posted: July 2, 2009

Via his LiveJournal comes word that Ken Hite, along with Atlas Games, has another Lovecraft-inspired children’s book in the works, a cross between The Polar Express and At the Mountains of Madness, called, The Antarctic Express. It’s due out in August (no doubt timed to be one of Atlas’ marquee offerings at GenCon), and follows on the success of last year’s Sendak-meets-Mythos instant classic, Where

the Deep Ones Are.

Out of curiosity, I took a look at the Amazon page for Where the Deep Ones Are, and was quite pleased to see that all three reviews give the book five stars, including the one by the doting grandmother who doesn’t quite seem to get that it’s a spoof of an author who is often described as one of the fathers of modern horror, as well as a book for the kiddies. And neither of the other reviewers, who seemed much more cognizant of the spoofiness of it all, mention Ken’s formidable career as an RPG writer, which suggests that they weren’t necessarily drawn to the book by the author’s rep and judged it entirely on its own merits.

I don’t know if The Antarctic Express available for pre-order, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye out for it come August.

Myself, I’m going to start poking around for a print copy of The Day After Ragnarok. Now that Origins has come and gone, it should be out.