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A Mouse in the Walls of the Lesser Redoubt is complete

I have a few more stories and articles to bring back, and an article series to finish.

A long time ago Nigel Atkinson's Night Land novella A Mouse in the Walls of the Lesser Redoubt was complete on the original version of this site; but our original editor, the late Andy Robertson, took the complete story down and left a teaser up, for the publication of Night Lands Volume I: Eternal Love. The Night Lands printed books (there was also a Night Lands Volume II: Nightmares of the Fall) were print-on-demand, and never cheap. Now, since the publisher of Night Lands Volume II, Paul Brazier of Three Legged Fox, has also died, the second volume is sometimes unavailable altogether.

I've decided to bring A Mouse in the Walls of the Lesser Redoubt back here to the website in its entirety. (Mr. Atkinson, if you should stumble across this, I don't have your email address.) I'm working on it presently.

I have a few other existing works to bring back, and I'm going to get to work on them. I want the website stories to be complete (except for John C. Wright's stories, which he has republished in his ebook Awake in the Night Land).

The Internet Archive has taken to archiving this site on the Wayback machine, but so far I haven't been able to turn it up on the Wayback search without giving the domain name '', unfortunately. There is a copy of Andy's version of the site (the domain was from 2007.

I liked, and still like, the look of the old version. The only reason I switched is it's all HTML. I spent some time maintaining that version before Andy died, and the site had gotten big enough to be a formidable amount of work, and had a fair amount of cruft because it needed that much work. So I moved to a Content Management System. But finding the old one somewhere besides my hard drive brings back good memories.

I fixed the Image Galleries. They weren't displaying.

I replaced the links in William Hope Hodgson's Fiction Online, as two of the best old sources had disappeared. The link to the Carnacki stories still points to those on Forgotten Futures, the Scientific Romance Roleplaying Game, but they also may be found on

I have also linked to a new Hodgson weird sea story, and audio recordings of some of Hodgson's stories.

'The Baumoff Explosion' is also called 'Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabacthani?' 

Henrik Möller runs a weird fiction podcast usually Swedish; it's called Udda Ting. In Udda Ting Episode 13 he interviewed Sam Gafford, John Linwood Grant, Nick Owen, Katherine Ouimet, and Kolja Aasgier. The opening of the podcast is Swedish, but the interviews are in English. English starts at 4:09, for listeners who don't speak Swedish.

I was asked, but, alas, couldn't make it. 

This is still 'olds' rather than news: I've got some other posts to make about Hodgsonian projects people told me about when I was buried with other problems.


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.


If I posted very much about H.P. Lovecraft, I could easily drown the weaker William Hope Hodgson signal. Nevertheless, most fans of Mr. Hodgson are also interested in Mr. Lovecraft's work.

Considering the sort of discussion that used to take place on the Night Speech bulletin board, I think some of you will appreciate Fred Lubnow's Lovecraftian Science blog, in which he frequently considers Mr. Lovecraft's works from a scientific point of view.

He has published The Journal of Lovecraftian Science, Volume 1 in paperback and ebook format, and is presently preparing Volume 2.

Grey Dog Tales has an interview with actor Dan Starkey, who's recently given an audio performance as Carnacki.

Previous articles over there this month concern Lovecraftianian fiction and more amusing canine material.