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Feature image by Des Hanley The frozen wastes of the north and the deep dark woods have been a permanent fixture in the Western imagination, and filtered through fairy tales, folk legends and finally into the modern equivalent: the fantasy novel. Some writers go even further and bring in the frozen wastes of the south (notably Lev Grossman in his The Magicians). They are usually far away, alluded to time and again as unsafe harbours for humanity. Rarely, if ever,...
When a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows a retired couple from Iowa it seems like a freak occurrence. But it’s not the only one. Similar sinkholes are opening all over the world, even on the sea floor. And they’re getting bigger. People living near the pits begin reporting strange phenomena—vibrations, sulfurous odors, and odd sounds in the stygian depths. Then the pets begin to go missing. When people start disappearing as well, the government is forced to act. Professor...