William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson (1877–1918) was an English author. He produced a large body of work, consisting of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overlapping genres including horror, fantastic fiction and science fiction. Hodgson used his experiences at sea to lend authentic detail to his short horror stories, many of which are set on the ocean, including his series of linked tales forming the "Sargasso Sea Mythos". His novels such as The Night Land and The House on the Borderland feature more cosmic themes, but several of his novels also focus on horrors associated with the sea. Early in his writing career he dedicated effort to poetry, although few of his poems were published during his lifetime. He also attracted some notice as a photographer and achieved some renown as a bodybuilder. He died in World War I at the age of 40.

Updated January 1, 2024




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Series by William Hope Hodgson

The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson (5 books)
Fantasy Masterworks (6 books)
British Library Tales of the Weird (8 books)

Speculative Fiction Books

(British Library Tales of the Weird #8 / 31)
2019 | horror, short stories
2009 | horror, short stories
(The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson #5 / 5)
2007 | horror
(The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson #4 / 5)
2005 | horror, short stories
(The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson #3 / 5)
2005 | horror, short stories
(The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson #2 / 5)
2004 | horror, short stories
(The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson #1 / 5)
2004 | horror, short stories
(Fantasy Masterworks)
2002 | fantasy, horror, collection
1975 | horror, short stories
1912 | fantasy
1912 | horror
1909 | horror
1908 | horror, gothic horror, weird fiction

Fictions and Others

2005 | non-fiction