Shelfari edited the glossary entries of The Hollow Earth Wednesday, October 13, 2010.
- Edited the description of Tekelili: Telepathic people. Name themselves after the true tekelili, 'awesome beings who live in the heart of the Central Anomaly'. This word has a third meaning, - imbued with a mental and emotional state of the utmost compassion and
understanding.Theword was originally used by H.P.Lovecraft in 'At the Mountains of Madness', his famous story of horrors beyond the southern polar caps. 'Tekeli-li' is the horrorsome noise that drove the narrators only surviving expedition companion beyond the bounds of sanity. There is a link here - strange unknowable mysteries on earth hidden behind impenetrable polar wastes are central to both stories. A nod from Rucker to Lovecraft.