Especailly if it is actually frozen to the ice, I would imagine.

Check out this new book:

Winter-Over is a seriocomic, slightly obscene novel that tells the story of a year at Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole, including Cooper Gosling’s eponymous “winter-over” (very few people stay at the station over the polar winter due to harsh physical and psychological conditions). She is one of only a handful of women at the Pole, and must navigate the claustrophobic interior landscape of a remote station populated by a collection of people who don’t believe they belong anywhere else on earth—and with no flights in or out from February to October. Stuart Dybek, who awarded a fiction prize to the short story on which this novel is based, wrote that the characters here “retain what humanity they can in a place where the sentimentality scale measures absolute zero.”

This is a kickstarter project.


  1. #1 MadScientist
    July 27, 2012

    Dey’s nuts. Almost everyone I’ve met who’d stayed the winter at the Antarctic had returned to that desolate place; I tell ’em the cold must have frozen the sensible part of their brain. I’m sure folks would find the book interesting – especially if they haven’t already heard all the war stories.