*50 copies limited edition* "Fourteen days, two full weeks after he had trapped himself in a cave that others could barely enter, Floyd Collins had died. And what was the rest of the country left with? A gaping fascination with what lies beneath us, a fixation with the blackness. Congress regulated the area around Collins' cave, in part to try to regulate the stream of wannabe explorers plunging into their own underground worlds. You might have heard of what resulted: Mammoth Cave National Park. Today, it's the longest known cave network in the world. Two million people visit that park a year. Because despite its origins, despite the involuntary shudder descriptions of it cause, despite the fact that it is easier in every single respect to stay above ground, we just can't resist it. It is, in one of the most literal ways possible, a call of the void."
- Jacob Geller