William Hope Hodgson
William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) was an English author. He produced a large number of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overlapping genres including horror and science fiction. He died in World War I at the age of 40. Hodgson is most known for two novels: The House on the Borderland and The Night Land. In these works, despite his often laboured and clumsy language, Hodgson achieves a deep power of expression, which focuses on a sense not only of terror but of the ubiquity of potential terror, of the thinness of the invisible bound between the world of normality and an underlying reality for which humans are not suited.