About time I got off my ass and got back to posting regularly on this blog!
My apologies for the absence (so long of one that WordPress has actually changed their webpage!) but I have actually been pretty busy. First off, I finished a massive writing project this year that took virtually all of my focus and attention. It was the culmination of a project that I have literally spent years (decades, even) working on but had allowed to lie dormant for far too long. Spurred by my success in writing my first novel last year, I turned my attention to this and completed the first draft of a 230,000+ word novel during the final days of September. It’s not finished but it’s the closest it’s ever been to that.
Naturally, I’m beginning to get back to some of the other things I love and Hodgson was the very first on the list! I’m going to try and get back to posting on a more regular basis and am also working on some new WHH related projects for 2017.
BUT, the big news is that I am almost finished with the layout for the third issue of SARGASSO: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies! Yes, it’s taken a while (and I thank everyone for their patience) but it is nearly here. If all goes well, the issue should be available by November 15th which is, of course, Hodgson’s birthday! He’ll be 139!
I’m proud to announce the following as the contents for SARGASSO #3:
“A Particular Phase of Constructive Thought: Hodgson’s Theory of Novels”
by Joseph Hinton
“Utter Quiet in All the Land: A Recurring Motif”
by Ryan Jefferson
“The House on the Borderland: The Ultimate Horror Novel”
by Liam Garriock
“Ye Hogge”: Liminality and the Motif of the Monstrous Pig in Hodgson’s “The Hog” and The House on the Borderland”
By Leigh Blackmore
“The House on the Burren: The Physical and Psychological Foundations of The House on the Borderland”
by Joseph Hinton
“Terminal Eden: The Last Redoubt and the Closure of History”
by Brett Davidson
“The Beautiful Mirdath”
By Charles Danny Lovecraft
“From a Mariner on the Glen Carrig” by Charles Danny Lovecraft
“Night Land—And What I Saw”
by Charles Lovecraft
by Josh Reynolds
“A Hideous Communion”
by James Gracey
Looks to be about 152 pages. I think we have some really great material here and I hope everyone will enjoy it because, sadly, this will be the last issue of SARGASSO. I’m sorry to say that the amount of work involved with producing the magazine is simply too great and my schedule simply won’t allow it anymore. Still, I feel that we have done great things with these three issues and I hope that others will continue to work and study Hodgson in the future!
Here’s a sneak peek at the cover for SARGASSO #3 by Robert Knox before I put all that pesky logo and details on it:
I’ve got a couple of other new Hodgson items to talk about so look for more posts soon!