Introduction

A tall, steep pyramid in a dark land.

The Sun has died.

Not a planet, not a star, shines in the black heavens.

The Days of Light are less than a legend, their stories mouldered to dust amid the chaos of the ancient Libraries.

Yet, within their vast arcology, the last Millions of humanity live and thrive...

William Hope Hodgson

British author William Hope Hodgson, the son of a minister, spent his part of early life at sea, though he did not remain there. He was killed in World War I.

He wrote horror, occult detective stories, sea stories, science fiction, and poetry, among other things. His science fiction, horror, and occult detective stories have a unifying underlying cosmology...