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William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson (15 November 1877 – April 1918) was an English author. He produced a large body of work, consisting of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overlapping genres including horror, fantastic fiction, and science fiction.[1] Hodgson used his experiences at sea to lend authentic detail to his short horror stories, many of […]

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PodCastle 188: The Ghost of Christmas Possible

The Ghost of Christmas Possible by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw I was asleep: to begin with. The hour was just before midnight on Christmas Eve when a ferocious knocking woke me from my slumber. My first muddled thought, or rather hope, was that some specter or spirit stirred beneath the cramped rafters of my […]

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PodCastle 179: The Gateway of the Monster (Featuring Carnacki)

The Gateway of the Monster (Featuring Carnacki) by William Hope Hodgson “Two days later, I drove to the house, late in the afternoon. I found it a very old place, standing quite alone in its own grounds. Anderson had left a letter with the butler, I found, pleading excuses for his absence, and leaving the […]

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PodCastle 125: The Whistling Room

The Whistling Room by William Hope Hodgson “‘The whistling started about ten o’clock, on the second night, as Ibsaid. Tom and I were in the library, when we heard an awfully queer whistling, coming along the East Corridor–The room is in the East Wing, you know. “‘That’s that blessed ghost!’ I said to Tom, and […]

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