Archaeologists have uncovered evidence proving that members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition resorted to cannibalism. The two-ship fleet, dispatched in 1845 to map the Northwest Passage, became hopelessly stuck in the Arctic ice. Remains of 36 bones show signs of cutting, breakage, and bone marrow extraction.

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I’m kinda really into this Franklin expedition, and I would like to totally vouch for this weird and awesome book and all the amazing work Simmons put into it. Heads up it’s horror fiction, not factual or based on a real theory of what happened, but the amount of research is amazing, and the book is beautifullying written.