Thursday, May 31, 2007

Trip proposed to centre of Earth via Arctic hole

More recently the myth has experienced a slight revival, thanks in part to a 2006 book, by American author David Standish, titled Hollow Earth: The long and curious history of imagining strange lands, fantastical creatures, advanced civilizations, and marvellous machines below the Earth's surface.

(Via The Anomalist.)

Although this particular idea fails to deserve a serious scientific revival (however slight), I enthusiastically recommend Rudy Rucker's "The Hollow Earth," a novel that manages to mock the concept of an inhabited hollow Earth at the same time it revels in the idea's potential.

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