William Hope Hodgson

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William Hope Hodgson
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Vital statistics
Occupation Author
Gender Male
Birth Date November 15, 1877
Birth Location Blackmore End, Essex, England
Death Date April 1918, age 40
Death Location Ypres, Belgium
Notable Works The House on the Borderland
The Night Land
The Voice in the Night

William Hope Hodgson (November 15, 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.

Hodgson used his experiences at sea to lend authentic detail to his short horror stories, many of which are set on the ocean, including his series of linked tales forming the "Sargasso Sea Mythos". His novels such as The Night Land and The House on the Borderland feature more cosmic themes, but several of his novels also focus on horrors associated with the sea.

Early in his writing career he dedicated effort to poetry, although few of his poems were published during his lifetime. He also attracted some notice as a photographer and achieved some renown as a bodybuilder. He died in World War I at the age of 40.

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