William Hope Hodgson


Born
in Blackmore End, Essex, England, The United Kingdom
November 15, 1877

Died
April 19, 1918

Genre

Influences


William Hope Hodgson 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. 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.

Hodgson served with the British Army durng World War One. He died, at age 40, at Ypres, killed by German artillery fire.

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“I read, and, in reading, lifted the Curtains of the Impossible that blind the mind, and looked out into the unknown.”
William Hope Hodgson

“And, suddenly, it came home to me that I was a little man in a little ship, in the midst of a very great sea.”
William Hope Hodgson, The William Hope Hodgson Megapack: 35 Classic Works

“I am what I might term an unprejudiced sceptic. I am not given to either believing or disbelieving things 'on principle,' as I have found many idiots prone to be, and what is more, some of them not ashamed to boast of the insane fact.”
William Hope Hodgson

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