Mr. Hodgson's work is mostly or entirely in the public domain in many countries, and there are numerous editions, both electronic and printed.

Of Note

The Night Shade Books five-volume set The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson is gorgeous. The bound books are out of print, and expensive, but electronic editions are available.

William Hope Hodgson's Night Lands — edited by Andy Robertson

Cover for Night Lands Volume 1, showing a huge, bizarre monster in darkness.

Night Lands Volume 1: Eternal Love

This is the first volume of stories from the Night Land Website. It's published by Betancourt & Company (Wildside Press). It contains some stories no longer complete on the site.

Contents:

  • "Dream," by Andy Robertson
  • "The Siege of Humanity," by Sean McLachlan
  • "Black Irises," by Lucy A.E. Ward
  • "An Exhalation of Butterflies," by Nigel Atkinson
  • "Imago," by Brett Davidson
  • "Catharsis," by Nigel Brown
  • "The Testamont of Andros," by James Stoddard
  • A Mouse in the Walls of the Lesser Redoubt, by Nigel Atkinson
  • "Seeking Survival," by Erin Donahoe
  • "Awake in the Night," by John C. Wright
  • "Meanwhile, She Dreams," by Brett Davidson
  • "Out," by Andy Robertson
  • "Eater," by Andy Robertson

Cover for Night Lands Volume 2, showing a flaming green sun.

Night Lands Volume II: Nightmares of the Fall

This is the second volume of stories from the Night Land Website. It's published by the Utter Tower imprint of Three-Legged Fox. It also contains some stories no longer complete on the site.

Contents:

  • "The Cry of the Night Hound," by John C. Wright
  • "Jewel," by Andy Robertson
  • "Slope," by Andy Robertson
  • "Marks," by Andy Robertson
  • "The Voice of the Lacuna (A Play)," by Gerard Houarner
  • "Minotaur," by Brett Davidson
  • "Little Watcher," by Brett Davidson
  • "Eikon," by Brett Davidson
  • The Last of All Suns, by John C.Wright

Unnoted Abridgements

I have been informed that the following editions of The Night Land are abridged, but the abridgement is not noted in the book descriptions online, or on the covers:

  • The Night Land: A Love Tale (The Radium Age Science Fiction Series) published by HiLoBooks. Apparently Mr. Hodgson's original ending has been omitted — which dramatically changes the work (not, in my opinion, for the better).
  • The Night Land, Volumes I and II, published by Pan/Ballantine, with an introduction by Lin Carter.