Under Arctic Ice

Author: H.G. Winter (Harry Bates)
Published: 1933
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,967 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.3
LoC Category: PZ
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Added to site: 2009.07.22
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Ken Torrance races Poleward to the aid of the submarine Peary, trapped in an icy limbo of avenging sealmen.

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he locked the port and strapped the inner body harness around him; and then he waited.

Now it was all chance. If the plane crashed into clear water, he was safe; but if she hit ice.... He put that thought from him.

The locked controls held the amphibian for perhaps thirty seconds. Then with a scream the storm-giant took her. A mad up-current of wind hurled her high, whirled her dizzily, toyed with her--and then she spun and dove. Down, down, down; down with a speed so wild Ken grew faint; down through the core of a maelstrom of snow till she crashed.

Kenneth Torrance knew a sudden shaking impact; for an instant there was uncertainty; and then came all-pervading quiet....

CHAPTER III.

The Fate of the Peary

Quiet, and utter, liquid darkness.

Liquid! Around him, Ken heard a gurgling, at first loud and close, then subsiding to a low whispering of currents. The amphibian had hit water.

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Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
2013.03.03
Sardo Weems
***..

A fairly good pulp action story. Whaler Torrance is the only one who knows the missing sub has been trapped by the arctic sealmen. So he comes to their rescue in a stolen torpoon (mini-sub). The action sequences are good, there's nice tension. Everyone in the story owns a Y chromosome; there isn't a woman around above or under the ice, not even to rescue.

Four stars for the action plot; two stars for depth of character.

2010.01.12
haino
****.

An interesting story and well worth reading

2009.12.14
Corey
*****

Well worth the read with strong character development and exciting descriptions of adventure.


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