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The Terror

A Novel

Dan Simmons

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/23/2019)
Digital Audiobook (1/7/2007)
Digital Audiobook (2/6/2017)
Paperback (3/6/2018)
Compact Disc (2/7/2017)
Compact Disc (2/7/2017)
Paperback, Russian (3/27/2013)
Hardcover (1/8/2007)
Mass Market (1/1/2009)

Description

The "masterfully chilling" novel that inspired the hit AMC series (Entertainment Weekly). 

The men on board the HMS Terror — part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage — are entering a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness. Endlessly cold, they struggle to survive with poisonous rations, a dwindling coal supply, and ships buckling in the grip of crushing ice. But their real enemy is even more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness: an unseen predator stalking their ship, a monstrous terror clawing to get in.

“The best and most unusual historical novel I have read in years.” —Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe

Back Bay Books, 9780316017459, 784pp.

Publication Date: December 10, 2007



About the Author

Dan Simmons is the Hugo Award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Olympos and The Terror. He lives in Colorado.


Coverage from NPR