Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, Volume 5: The Dream of X and Other Fantastic Visions

Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, Volume 5: The Dream of X and Other Fantastic Visions

by William Hope Hodgson
     
 

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The fifth of a five volume set collecting all of Hodgson's published fiction. Each volume contains one of Hodgson's novels, along with a selection of thematically-linked short fiction.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard

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The fifth of a five volume set collecting all of Hodgson's published fiction. Each volume contains one of Hodgson's novels, along with a selection of thematically-linked short fiction.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This final volume of works by English author, disillusioned sailor and bodybuilder Hodgson (1877–1918) presents 31 strange and unsettling visions of fantasy, horror and future worlds both terrifyingly close to and infinitely removed from our own, including several condensations and alternate versions of Hodgson's best known works. Despite some labored archaisms and obtrusive dialects, the emotional depth of the poignant “Valley of Lost Children” and the searing “Judge Barclay's Wife” exemplifies Hodgson's penetrating insight into the abuses society masks beneath its supposed values and ideals, while the eerily Swiftian “Date 1965: Modern Warfare,” written in 1908, foresees the horrors of the trenches. Today's readers will find it a struggle, but one worth undertaking. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892389435
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson Series
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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