Recommended books by William Hope Hodgson

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Product picture for The Night Land (Dover Doomsday Classics) by William Hope Hodgson
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"The Night Land is a tale of the remote future ― billions of years after the death of the sun. It is one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written . . . there is a sense of cosmic alienage, breathless mystery, and terrified expectancy unrivalled in the whole range of literature . . . this fantasy of a night-black, dead planet, with the remains of the human race concentrated in a stupendously vast metal pyramid and besieged by monstrous, hybrid, and altogether unknown...
Book cover from The Ghost Pirates and Other Revenants of the Sea: The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, Volume 3 by William Hope Hodgson
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Available for the first time in trade paperback, the third of five volumes collecting the complete fiction of William Hope Hodgson, an influential early twentieth-century author of science fiction, horror, and the fantastic.

William Hope Hodgson was, like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, one of the most important, prolific, and influential fantasists of the early twentieth century. His dark and unsettling short stories and novels were shaped in large part by...
Book cover from The House on the Borderland and Other Mysterious Places: The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, Volume 2 by William Hope Hodgson
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Available for the first time in trade paperback, the second of five volumes collecting the complete fiction of William Hope Hodgson, an influential early twentieth-century author of science fiction, horror, and the fantastic.

William Hope Hodgson was, like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, one of the most important, prolific, and influential fantasists of the early twentieth century. His dark and unsettling short stories and novels were shaped in large part by...
Book cover from The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson, Science Fiction by William Hope Hodgson
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The sun has died, as have the stars. Not a solitary light shines in the heavens. The days of light are nothing by a legend -- they are a story told to soothe children. The last millions of humans still live in their Last Redoubt -- but the end of their days is at hand.

First published in 1912, as a work of fantasy it belongs to the Dying Earth subgenre.

The importance of The Night Land was recognized by its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books, which republished the work...
Book cover from The House on the Borderland (Dover Mystery, Detective, & Other Fiction) by William Hope Hodgson
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A reclusive man, retreating to the Irish countryside with his sister, finds himself one day at the portal to another dimension. Years later, amid the crumbling ruins of his home, a pair of travelers find his diary and its horrifying details of the terrors that stalked his world — grotesque, swine-like monsters crawling from an abyss to swarm about the doors, fierce storms that threatened to unleash malevolent supernatural powers, and a harrowing vision of the death of the solar system."A...
Book cover from The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
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The House on the Borderland by British fantasist William Hope Hodgson, is a supernatural horror novel that is considered a classic. Any profits generated from the sale of this book will go towards the Freeriver Community project, a project designed to promote harmonious community living and well-being in the world. To learn more about the Freeriver project please visit the website - www.freerivercommunity.com
Book cover from The Night Land and Other Perilous Romances: The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, Volume 4 by William Hope Hodgson
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Available for the first time in trade paperback, the fourth of five volumes collecting the complete fiction of William Hope Hodgson, an influential early twentieth-century author of science fiction, horror, and the fantastic.

William Hope Hodgson was, like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, one of the most important, prolific, and influential fantasists of the early twentieth century. His dark and unsettling short stories and novels were shaped in large part by...
Book cover from The Night Land: A Love Tale (Classic Reprint) by William Hope Hodgson
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Excerpt from The Night Land: A Love Tale

The last time that I paused, I was truly lost in a solemn joy of the Glory of the Coming Night; and maybe I laughed a little in my throat, standing there alone in the midst of the Dusk upon the World. And, 10! My content was answered out of the trees that bounded the country road upon my right and it was SO as that some one had said And thou also in glad understanding, that I laughed again a little in my throat; as though I had only a...
Book cover from Boats of the Glen Carrig and Other Nautical Adventures (The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, Vol. 1) by William Hope Hodgson
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The first of a five volume set collecting all of Hodgson's published fiction. Each volume contains one of Hodgson's novels, along with a selection of thematically-linked short fiction.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk,...
Book cover from The Night Land, A Story Retold by James Stoddard
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An adventure of both science fiction and fantasy—one of the great love stories--this is William Hope Hodgson's masterpiece, rewritten for the modern reader. Penned in 1912, The Night Land is considered by many to be a work of genius, but one written in a difficult, archaic style that readers often find impenetrable. As a labor of love, James Stoddard has rewritten Hodgson's book to bring it to a wider audience. The story opens in the 19th century, but quickly moves to the far future, where...