Under the Sea

I’m eying the Threat from the Sea Omnibus but the description isn’t moving me.

Are there any other undersea fantasy novels?

I can’t particularly think of any and re-reading the Scar has me yearning for a book about cities built around geo-thermal vents and ancient, newly sunk Atlanteans trying to adapt to a hostile, alien underwater world.

But really, is this something I want to read or something I want to write?

Things in an underwater fantasy world:

City built on a geo-thermal vent, with strange creatures who depend on the vent for power and life, maybe worshiping it.

Recently fallen Atlantis – kept alive underwater through magic, refusing to go back to the surface world that betrayed them and put their beloved marvel of a city under the ocean.

A gentle leviathan with worshipers who travel with it and have built their lives on and around the creature, perhaps with some people within it who were fed to it as holy sacrifices.

It could be that this is something I want to read more than something I want to write.

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27 thoughts on “Under the Sea

  1. There was this excellent novel I read as a young teenager where this three college friends acquire an old military submarine – one of the three is fabulously wealthy and they were going to just buy a yatcht and sail to Europe for the summer.

    Anyway, one of them has been having these strange dreams calling him to the sea (which is why he suggested a sailing trip in the first place), and when they depart something happens and he guides them to this underwater city where his relatives live as mermen and mermaids, of sorts.

    All sorts of craziness ensues and I recall it as a fun adventure reminiscent of a sort of Kane of Old Mars meets Underwater Atlantis.

    I wish I could find it again. I can’t recall any of the important details besides what I just wrote. =P

  2. There was this excellent novel I read as a young teenager where this three college friends acquire an old military submarine – one of the three is fabulously wealthy and they were going to just buy a yatcht and sail to Europe for the summer.

    Anyway, one of them has been having these strange dreams calling him to the sea (which is why he suggested a sailing trip in the first place), and when they depart something happens and he guides them to this underwater city where his relatives live as mermen and mermaids, of sorts.

    All sorts of craziness ensues and I recall it as a fun adventure reminiscent of a sort of Kane of Old Mars meets Underwater Atlantis.

    I wish I could find it again. I can’t recall any of the important details besides what I just wrote. =P

  3. There was this excellent novel I read as a young teenager where this three college friends acquire an old military submarine – one of the three is fabulously wealthy and they were going to just buy a yatcht and sail to Europe for the summer.

    Anyway, one of them has been having these strange dreams calling him to the sea (which is why he suggested a sailing trip in the first place), and when they depart something happens and he guides them to this underwater city where his relatives live as mermen and mermaids, of sorts.

    All sorts of craziness ensues and I recall it as a fun adventure reminiscent of a sort of Kane of Old Mars meets Underwater Atlantis.

    I wish I could find it again. I can’t recall any of the important details besides what I just wrote. =P

  4. Not to state the obvious, but that submarine synopsis reminds me a lot of the short Lovecraft stories I’ve been reading. Some of his work is just about under water civilizations. There are tons of authors that have run with those types of ideas. Naturally the titles of these works escape me.

  5. Not to state the obvious, but that submarine synopsis reminds me a lot of the short Lovecraft stories I’ve been reading. Some of his work is just about under water civilizations. There are tons of authors that have run with those types of ideas. Naturally the titles of these works escape me.

  6. Not to state the obvious, but that submarine synopsis reminds me a lot of the short Lovecraft stories I’ve been reading. Some of his work is just about under water civilizations. There are tons of authors that have run with those types of ideas. Naturally the titles of these works escape me.

  7. Civil strife between the last surfaceborn Atlanteans who use magic to keep breathing air, and the first generation of waterbreathing Atlanteans.

    Struggles with the indigenous subsurface races.

    Hmmm. This could be an interesting place to write in.

  8. Civil strife between the last surfaceborn Atlanteans who use magic to keep breathing air, and the first generation of waterbreathing Atlanteans.

    Struggles with the indigenous subsurface races.

    Hmmm. This could be an interesting place to write in.

  9. Civil strife between the last surfaceborn Atlanteans who use magic to keep breathing air, and the first generation of waterbreathing Atlanteans.

    Struggles with the indigenous subsurface races.

    Hmmm. This could be an interesting place to write in.

  10. I think there’s Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum. And maybe something called Under Plum Lake by, well, someone.

    I know that there are sf novels set under the sea, such as Peter Watts’s Starfish and sequels. Chilling and not at all optimistic.

  11. I think there’s Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum. And maybe something called Under Plum Lake by, well, someone.

    I know that there are sf novels set under the sea, such as Peter Watts’s Starfish and sequels. Chilling and not at all optimistic.

  12. I think there’s Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum. And maybe something called Under Plum Lake by, well, someone.

    I know that there are sf novels set under the sea, such as Peter Watts’s Starfish and sequels. Chilling and not at all optimistic.

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