It'd had Victorian travel expeditions, weird Lovecraftian begining-of-the-universe-brain-bending, caves, gemstones, cute blonde traveling companions, base camps, psychic communication, alien creatures drilling holes in heads with lazers and also, Jaleel White.
It had a passage in it (that was some sort of glimpsing the aliens (or whatever they were) minds) that I wish I could remember like
"They almost took [word] out of [the universe?] because they could hear the sound of [creation?] without time."
It's making me crazy that I can't remember it, but maybe my waking brain can't handle the concept, just like in the dream.