Amazon is currently listing a new paperback collection of Hodgson’s work! The title is THE GHOST PIRATES AND OTHERS: THE BEST OF WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON. Even though the publication date is listed as December 4th, it is currently available but apparently supplies are already dwindling. Published by Night Shade Books, it is edited by Jeremy Lassen who also worked on Night Shade’s five volume COLLECTED FICTION OF WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON (these five books are now out of print and prices fluctuate wildly for these on the resale market). Unfortunately, I have not received my copy yet so I cannot comment on the selection of stories. According to the write up on Amazon, it apparently contains the complete novel, THE GHOST PIRATES, and:
“In addition to his landmark novel, this volume contains some of his most influential short fiction; from his supernatural detective Thomas Carnacki to tales of the mysterious Sargasso Sea. The Ghost Pirates and Others is the perfect introduction to the magic, mystery and adventure of William Hope Hodgson.”
Many of Night Shade’s paperbacks show up at various Barnes & Noble bookstores so hopefully this one will also. If you can’t find it there, order it from Amazon via this link.
It is my hope that this book will sell well and lead to further collections available on bookstore shelves!