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ISBN:
0975922947
Author:
Tim Curran
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elder Signs Press (June 1, 2005)
Pages:
272 pages
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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Author Tim Curran presents the stunning sequel to . Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness in this new novel from Elder Signs Press.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Hive. Tim Curran is a horror, crime, and western writer whose work has appeared in nearly 100 magazines and anthologies. He lives in Escanaba, Michigan.

2 primary works, 2 total works. Book 2. Hive 2: The Spawning. Jimmy Hayes had a bad feeling the moment he arri. ore.

2005) (The first book in the Hive series) A novel by Tim Curran. Tim Curran (author of Skin Medicine) presents a stunning sequel to . Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. A SEQUEL OVER 70 YEARS IN THE MAKING Jimmy Hayes had a bad feeling the moment he arrived at Kharkhov Station, and it had nothing to do with the cold, the snow, and the four solid months of darkness at the South Pole. But when mummies were discovered in the mountains, Hayes knew the cause of his bad feeling. Only he didn't know what would happen when the ruins of a pre-human civilization was discovered in a series of sub-surface caverns.

Start by marking Hive: Book One of The Hive Series as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Not to be confused with the HIVE novels by Tim Curran.

Hive Tim Curran Hive is published by Elder Signs Press, Inc. This book . All characters within this book are fictitious.

All characters within this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is strictly coincidental. No part of this book may be reproduced in any manner without the written persmission of the publisher. 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Published in June 2009. Published by Elder Signs Press, Inc. .

Revised and expanded with 70,000 words cut from the original "Hive". Nothing stays buried forever in Antarctica. The ice shield above Lake Vordog is forty million years old. Beneath the black waters, amongst the sediment and abyssal murk there is a city much older. Within its flooded ruins, a diabolic and primeval horror is rising up to claim mankind.

The Hive, Bangkok, Thailand. The Experience Series. The Hive (Sheung Wan).

The Hive is a 2019 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, and the second book of the Second Formic Wars trilogy of novels in the Ender's Game series. It was released on June 11, 2019. In 'The Swarm', the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms were beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army, with notable efforts by Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Jukes.

Jimmy Hayes had a bad feeling the moment he arrived at Kharkhov Station at the South Pole, and his feeling was confirmed when mummies were discovered in the mountains. When the ruins of a pre-human civilization are discovered, the real trouble at Kharkhov Station begins...
  • Fog
To be honest, I couldn't bring myself to finish this one - somewhere along the way, I put it down and when I went to pick it up, I realized I had absolutely no interest in what happened to any of the characters.
From what I managed to get through, this is a clumsy mash-up of John Carpenter's "The Thing" and H.P. Lovecraft's "The Mountains of Madness". I think that was a big part of the reason I couldn't possibly care less about the characters or the plot; I already knew what was going on and what was going to happen, because I'd seen it before in "The Thing" and "The Mountains of Madness". Maybe Tim Curran brings something new to the table late in the game, but I doubt it.
He's a very hit-or-miss author, and this one is a colossal miss. Should have been left in the ice where it was discovered.
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I really enjoyed this book. Expecting something Lovecraft-esque I liked the way this story moved from modern 3rd person story telling to the 1st person story telling in the Lovecraft style by way of referring to old (and quite lengthy) journal entries from an earlier time (1920's).

Having read a lot of horror and seen too many horror movies one becomes quite jaded and somewhat hard to scare. This book, for me, didn't scare but whilst reading and for a time afterwards it left me with a deep degree of uneasiness. This was profound enough that I postponed my planned reading of the sequel (Hive 2: The Spawning) until a later date. I told myself that I needed to digest the story and rest my brain for a few weeks.

If this story can do that then I believe it did it's job well.
Well done Mr Curran.

P.S. I've just started on the sequel.
  • Dalallador
I'll get this out there immediately: I am a big fan of John Carpenter's "The Thing" and picked this book up because it was recommended on a website from other fans. I've also read a bit of Lovecraft here and there - so this book was right in my wheelhouse. If you want to read a book about grotesque formless monsters, paranoia, and very complicated descriptions of snow in the South Pole, this is for you. It hits all the right notes of dread you would expect.

At times, some of the human characters do come off a little one-note and undeveloped, but it is forgiveable, as most of them serve mostly as set-pieces for the real character the author loves to describe.. the shapeshifting, tentacled, madness-inducing horrors dwelling within the ice and their ancient city. One thing the author excels at is describing the misery of trying to survive in the unforgiving cold and wind. It is the perfect backdrop for this slow-paced story about ancient elder things and what they do to the unfortunate men who go digging them up.

I love it. Great monster story. Not for everyone.
  • Yar
What are we reading?: Hive, by Tim Curran.

Give me the short version: It's like Lovecraft and Carpenter got together and had a baby. And then it ate them.

Have you ever made it to the end of a story and cried But No, I Wish to Read More! Luckily there move among us those with the fortitude and grit to do something about it.

Being a cultured traveller of the world you'll undoubtedly already have the key required reading for Hive under your belt: HP Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness and a smattering of his other work; John W Campbell Jnr's Who Goes There? and John Carpenter's practical effects masterpiece film it inspired, The Thing; and of course a passing acquaintance with the Alien universe.

Antarctica. Isolation. Paranoia on the ice. Mr Curran takes the broad strokes of At the Mountains of Madness and carves them right from brutal antiquity into the quivering flesh of modern climes.

I'm going to call Hive a bit of a flawed gem. It's not one to propose with but you'd give it to your sweetheart on prom night. I certainly dug it enough to go scrabbling straight for Hive 2: The Spawning where I found the tribute elements more comfortably integrated with the gruesome epic loathsomeness Curran lavishes on the page.

He etches in radioactive brilliance the sort of imagery that stays burned into you long after forgetting the occasional hitch, and as we've seen in Dead Sea to stumble is in no way inherit in Curran's style.

It's a difficult thing to encompass another's vision before spilling and spreading it out. But I found Hive really took me there: to the dark and the cold, where normal rules don't abide anymore and there's nobody around to help.

Favourite bit:
Beyond the fringe of fur at their hoods, he could see faces that were running, guttering like hot wax. He fired at them, hitting them, and they stumbled backward but they did not go down. Their parkas expanded as if they were filled with air, a gassy, flyblown stink rising from them. The parkas began tearing open, splitting. Coiling and vermiform things oozed out in fleshy tangles.
West screamed.
  • Opilar
Tim Curran has yet to disappoint me. He is truly one of the best genre writers to come along in the past 15 years. This book was excellent. A deep, dark, scary novel that has a wild imagination and truly huge ideas. Curran, though he sometimes opts for the more common ultra gory approach (and he excels at it), instead goes for the Big Scares in this one, though it has its share of grue. The Big Scares are harder to write than the the common ultra violence, as they are scary because they are huge ideas. Why are we scared of the dark? Where do we come from? What are we? These existential questions and more are handled in this novel and this being horror, in the most frightening way possible. This is a great, great book and Curran gets kudos for writing something so challenging. Highly recommended for horror and sci fi fans. I look forward to reading more of Curran's work, as he is one of the best horror writers working today.