Historia said, "Talking about fiction in Antarctica, you might want to consider Decipher by Stel Pavlou. An 'end of the world' novel set in Antarctica because Atlantis was in Antarctica. Here's my post about the book. It's a big book (over 500 pages) but I really enjoyed it."
In Decipher by Stel Pavlou, the story is that mankind has had 12,000 years to decipher the message, with now only one week left. There is a signal emanating from deep within the ice of Antarctica. Atlantis has awoken. Ancient monuments all over the world from the Pyramids of Giza, to Mexico to the ancient sites of China are reacting ... to a brewing crisis not of this earth, but somewhere out in the solar system. Connecting to each other through the oceans. Using low frequency sound waves to create an ancient network. The earth is thrown into panic stations. For it seems that the signals emanating from Atlantis are a prelude to something much greater. Could it be that the entire city is in fact one giant ancient machine? And to what end? For what purpose?
It is the year 2012, the same year Mayan belief prophesised the end of the world. Two armies, American and Chinese, stand on the brink of war for the control of the most potent force ever known to man. The secrets of Atlantis. Secrets which are encoded in crystal shards retrieved from the sunken city. Secrets which mankind has had twelve thousand years to decipher ... but which will now destroy it within one week.
NOTE: Historia, I apologize, but I saw this comment from 9-16-07 for the first time today, when I read another comment you posted today. I don't understand why I was not notified by the blog, which usually happens. I would have jumped on this book because several years ago I read a book about Atlantis being in Antarctica; it was fascinating. I'll have to look up that title and post it, too. And I do want to read Decipher by Stel Pavlou as well. Thanks for this recommendation.