I have started two new sections. Neither of them are complete.

The Background:Cosmos section will hold passages from William Hope Hodgson's works that I frequently find myself looking for: passages that explain how his world works. Right now it has some passages from The Night Land. It will grow.

Artwork:Sound and Multimedia is now live but incomplete. It presently has links to a few items that were hosted elsewhere (Soundcloud, e.g.). There are probably many more items that should go on that list.

The old site also had some mp3s that were hosted on-site. I'm probably not going to restore some of them because I have no idea how to contact the musicians. The rest will be coming back as soon as I figure out what plugin I want to use. Expect Sound and Multimedia to be otherwise arranged when I finally do that.

The Fading Sun (Part 2) is about stellar evolution in The House on the Borderland.

As you can no doubt tell, I really, really need more art to represent the waning of the Kelvin-Helmholtz-inspired Sun. But I haven't had the time to make anything new yet.

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.

After the latest update, my installation of Firefox on Linux quit loading the menu and header font. Since Firefox on Windows and every other browser correctly loads it, I believe they introduced a bug, and I'm not going to change the site to accommodate it. I switched to Chromium.

Under the Background menu there is now a Cosmos section, where I will be adding quotes from Mr. Hodgson's works (and perhaps a few others'): these will be the important that describe history or some important aspects of how the world works. There is presently one section from The Night Land involving the Days of Light.

Intro page of Carnacki, Recorder of Things Strange

M.S. Corley is working on a comic called Carnacki, Recorder of Things Strange. He's planning to release the first volume later this year. It looks quite good (obviously).

John Linwood Grant has a new post on Carnacki at Grey Dog Tales which gives a good list of the new Carnacki stories published; and he also discusses Thomas Carnacki as a character with more human weakness than one commonly finds in the occult detective genre.

 

I've added missing links to Brett Davidson's republished stories to the Timeline and the Chronological List of Stories, as well as his author page.

I'm now also working on the Multimedia Gallery. I'm not sure how long that's going to take — a few days, at least.

The Links page needs many links, also.

I didn't realize I hadn't put Mr. Davidson's fine story Imago back up until I was adding some links to the Timeline and discovered the story wasn't there to link to. It's up now!