• The Fading Sun (Part 1)

    A red sky over a cobblestone road that leads past alien plants toward a land of lava. Here I begin a series of essays on the scientific and other inspirations of the cosmos in which Mr. Hodgson's speculative fiction takes place, by looking at The Night Land, The House on the Borderland, and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Part 1 concentrates on The Time Machine.