When I discovered The Night Land, I was already working on an idea for a story about psychic predators, drawing heavily on the lore of the classic nightmare experience to create them. Hodgson's Silent Ones turned out to be similar enough to my predators that I became intrigued by the idea of writing a story that meshed the concepts.
One of the things that Hodgson does supremely well is to present the alien denizens of the Night Land as menacing. Yet in the days before the building of the Mighty Pyramid, some humans had dealings with the Outsiders. What could bring any sane person to consider the idea? “Red Twilight” is my attempt to answer that question.