Bits and Pieces from the web


I regularly scour the internet for new Hodgson related items. Here are a few of the newest ones I’ve found:

 

GOODREADS has a page for William Hope Hodgson!

THESE FANTASTIC WORLDS has a nice essay on WHH and the blurb at the end mentions a forthcoming edition of THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND from Flame Tree 451. I am not familiar with this. Can anyone shed some light on this edition or publisher?

WORMWOODIANA gives a nice mention about the second issue of SARGASSO which everyone reading this has ordered, right? 😉

Dani Zweig gives a nice review of some Hodgson titles. I particularly like this closing paragraph:

As I indicated with respect to “The Night Land”, I can only give an ambivalent recommendation. If you like plot-driven fantasy, Hodgson’s books don’t have much in the way of plot. If you like character-driven fantasy, you’re in no better shape. If you’re attracted by the prospect of seeing a talent which can work language so as to shape and sustain a mood across hundreds of pages, you’ll want to read Hodgson — because there’s virtually nobody else.

TVtropes has a listing for Hodgson which I found very amusing!

James Bojaciuk pointed me to a very interesting article called “Physics in Carnacki’s Investigations“.

I may have mentioned this one before but James also reminded me of the entertaining “Carnacki Cinematograph“.

Bobby Derie, author of SEX AND THE CTHULHU MYTHOS, started a reddit conversation about Hodgson which is much appreciated!

Now that Mike Bukowski has completed posting his drawings of Hodgsonian monsters at his blog (yog-blogsoth), it’s the perfect time to revisit the blog and see any that you might have missed! The one of the monster from “A Tropical Horror” is my favorite!

As always, if you know of any interesting Hodgson bits floating around the net, please let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Hi Sam,

    Having only really discovered Hodgson’s work last year (thanks to HP Lovecraft and an essay on Irish horror by Kim Newman) I’ve become a huge admirer of his creepy stories – particularly the Carnacki series. Naturally I took to the internets to learn more about him and came across your fine blog, which I have since visited rather frequently.

    I’m not sure if you’re already aware (apologies if you are) of the 2011 album by British electronic musician Jon Brooks (who releases music under various aliases including King of Woolworths and The Advisory Circle) called Music for Thomas Carnacki. The album expands on a number of pieces Brooks composed for the Resonance FM series ‘Weird Tales For Winter’ in which he scored a reading of Hodgson’s The Gateway of the Monster. You can listen to it here in all its eerie, atmospheric glory… http://cafekaput.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-thomas-carnacki

    Brooks’ music falls into a musical sub-genre dubbed ‘Hauntology’, which draws on a number of darkly delicious sources/influences such as vintage music for schools, cosmic horror stories, library music, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, vintage recording equipment, English surrealism, British folklore, public safety advertising and the dark side of psychedelia. If you’re not familiar with it as a genre of music, I’d recommend checking out the label Ghost Box – http://www.ghostbox.co.uk/.
    Co-founder Jim Jupp said: “Part of a theme that’s ongoing in […] all of the Ghost Box records is a tradition of British science fiction, where you’ve got on the one hand the setting of a very traditional background, with very ancient things, but you’ve got this weird, cosmic stuff happening at the same time. A lot of old British sci-fi books – John Wyndham, for instance – have these really mundane, quaint little village settings, but all of a sudden something really freaky and cosmic appears in the middle of it.”

    As an admirer of Hodgson’s work, I’m sure there would be much you’d appreciate if you gave it a listen. Enjoy!

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