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Green Antarctica

An ASB timeline written by DValdron, in which Antarctica never fully glaciates. The wildlife that evolves there, along with the later appearing local human civilization, is inventive and unique, bizarrely adapted to the extreme conditions… and often incredibly disturbing to the rest of the world.

You can read it here (if you have the guts, since the whole timeline can get pretty eerie at times). Alternatively, you can use the chapter guide available below (it is currently under construction, please be patient).

A nice review can also be found here, on the Alternate History Weekly Update blog. The timeline also has its own Tv Tropes page.


Prologue: Introducing the premise

Chapter 1: Miocene Antarctica

Chapter 2: Enter Humans

Chapter 3: Tsa

Chapter 4: From the Journals of Captain James Cook (approx. July 1774)

Chapter 5: "Invasion: How Species and Peoples Have Transformed the World" by Jared Diamond (2012)

Chapter 6: The Human Era Begins

Chapter 7: Hive Monkeys

Chapter 8: Early Human Expansion

Chapter 9: A Written Geography of Antarctica

Chapter 10: Tsalmothua, Near the glacier (circa 18,000 BCE)

Chapter 11: Prehistoric Agriculture Among the Tsalal

Chapter 12: Principle Tsalal Crops

Chapter 13: Early Domestications - Monkeys and Penguins

Chapter 14: From the Journal of Captain Cook

Chapter 15: Tsalmothua, Circa 17,000 BCE

Chapter 16: "The Horsepower Revolution - Draft Animal Domestication of the Middle Human Era" by Anton Kovacs (University Press, Cambridge, 2002)

Chapter 17: Mothbeasts and domestication

Chapter 18: Tragedy and Transformation - The Tsalal Middle Era

Chapter 19: Tsalmothua, Circa 8000 BCE

Chapter 20: Birthplace of Tsalal Civilization Uncovered, New Register, April 17, 1966 (AP/CE)

Chapter 21: Coal Age

Chapter 22: Predator Domesticates - Daggerfoots, Hoppers, Shupa and Devils

Chapter 23: Significant Events in Tsalal History Revealed to Date (First Update)

Chapter 24: National Geographic - Yag Country

Chapter 25: Tulu, the Calendar Man

Chapter 26: The Yag Proto-Civilization

Chapter 27: The War Against the Water Kings, and the Flood

Chapter 28: Yag II - An Overview, 12,500 to 8,000 Years Ago

Chapter 29: Warlord of the Tsalal - Story of a Yag Mythic Hero

Chapter 30: "Getting High the Tsalal Way", part 1

Chapter 31: Innovation and Social Transformation among Primitive Tsalal Cultures

Chapter 32: The Birth of the Zhu people - The Suffering Path

Chapter 33: The Sea Peoples of the Pole

Chapter 34: The Coal Kingdoms - an Overview (8900 - 4500)

Chapter 35: Timeline of the Antarctic Coal Age

Chapter 36: Ptahr - The First Empire

Chapter 37: National Geographic - Sunken Cities of the South Pole

Chapter 38: Antarctic Coasts and Seaborn Isolation - Howard Phillips's Travelers Guide

Chapter 39: Rise of the Ptarh

Rest of the chapters : TBA soon.

Literary allusions within the timeline

The Tsalal natives themselves take their name and some aspects of their culture from Edgar Allan Poe's famous novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Jules Verne later wrote an unofficial sequel to Poe's creepy adventure novel, the Sphinx of the Ice Fields.

An alternate version of Howard Phillips Lovecraft appears in the timeline as an intrepid journalist and adventurer who travels Antarctica in order to study the bizarre history and culture of the Tsalal. Many subtle and overt references to the themes of OTL Lovecraft's fantasy/sci-fi horror works appear throughout the timeline.

See Also

timelines/green_antarctica.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/08 00:20 by eofpi

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