Sargasso: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies #3
There’s also poetry inspired by the author’s work, and several short stories, including my own short story A Hideous Communion. This story was previously published in Carnacki: The Lost Cases, an anthology that took the mysterious cases hinted at by ‘Ghost-Finder’ Thomas Carnacki (a fictional occult detective who appeared in a collection of supernatural stories by Hodgson between 1910 and 1912) and expands them into their own stories. A Hideous Communion was inspired by a line from The Horse of the Invisible when Carnacki references a particularly terrifying case in which ‘the hand of the child kept materialising within the pentacle, and patting the floor. As you will remember, that was a hideous business.’ One reviewer noted ‘Pain, sorrow, loneliness, horror, and an abomination from beyond combine to make [A Hideous Communion] truly frightening.’
You can purchase Sargasso: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies here and Carnacki: The Lost Cases is available here.
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