books

  • Hodgson-Related Books

    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.