The Weird Tales of William Hope HodgsonWilliam Hope Hodgson
horror, short stories
Edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes.
The splash from something enormous resounds through the sea-fog. In the stillness of a dark room, some unspeakable evil is making its approach...
Abandon the safety of the familiar with ten nerve-wracking episodes of horror penned by master of atmosphere and suspense, William Hope Hodgson.
From encounters with abominations at sea to fireside tales of otherworldly forces recounted by occult detective Carnacki, this new selection offers the most unsettling of Hodgson's weird stories, guaranteed to terrorise the steeliest of constitutions.
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.
William Hope Hodgson. Wikipedia.