The Miskatonic Antarctic Expedition of 1930-31 is led by William Dyer. Using a newly invented boring device, a group of men explore the area of McMurdo Sound, which is opposite the Ross Ice Shelf, where famous explorer Byrd led an expedition in recent time.
One of the members of the expedition, Lake, has found some unusual soapstone pieces and wants to set up a sub-expedition to the northwest. He finds mountains that are taller than the tallest known ranges on Earth and the frozen remains of monstrous creatures that are like nothing ever seen on the planet. He assesses them to be half-animal and half-vegetable and that their brain development far beyond anything human.
In July 2010 it was announced that the film would be made in 3D and that James Cameron would become producer; Tom Cruise was attached to star.
This book is annotated and includes a critical essay and biography about the life and times of H.P. Lovecraft is also included with this book.