Lots of new stuff coming your way soon on this blog but wanted to take a moment to let everyone know about Brett Davidson’s new Hodgson inspired novel, ANIMA! This was a novel that Brett had written and was in the process of publishing through Andy Robertson before Andy’s unfortunate death. It’s taken a little while but the novel is now finally available for order!
Here’s the description:
What if you could be a divinity?
What if it cost you everything?
What if you faced monsters more terrible than you could imagine?
What if those monsters might be your salvation?
The sun has died…
Not a planet, not a star shines n the black heavens above The Night Land.
In its midst The Last Redoubt, a vast, pyramid-shaped arcology, stands obdurate against the night, while within it the remnant millions of humanity live and thrive. The Days of Light are less than a legend to them, mouldered to dust amidst the chaos of ancient libraries.
Outside, strange immense and malevolent entities watch – and wait.
The Last Redoubt has stood ten million years and may stand ten million years more – but its final fall is inevitable. The last age is drawing to its close and the end of everything comes ever nearer.
The people of the Last Redoubt face this fate with stoicism, hedonism, heroic folly… except for two secretive orders who are making plans for survival and have found their champions, a man and a woman who will together carry the essence of humanity beyond the end of night.
But can they preserve their own humanity as well?
As you can see, this is heavily influenced by Hodgson’s own novel, THE NIGHT LAND. I’m very excited about this and looking forward to getting a copy of it myself. It can currently be ordered via Amazon at:
It’s my hope that this may inspire an entirely new explosion of Hodgsonian fiction!