I will be writing a series of essays about the scientific, literary, and other influences on William Hope Hodgson's speculative fiction — the science most of all.
Part 1 of the first essay is up. It's called "The Fading Sun: An Examination of the Astronomy in The Night Land, The House on the Borderland, and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine."
The first part introduces the subject and covers The Time Machine.