“The Derelict” by William Hope Hodgson

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Since it’s first appearance in The Red Magazine in 1912, “The Derelict” has remained one of Hodgson’s most popular, and reprinted, stories.  It’s mixture of the sea, science and horror is unique and sets the tone for many similar tales by H. P. Lovecraft (although Lovecraft did not read Hodgson until 1934, long after writing most of his fiction).  The story is truly one of Hodgson’s best and has also had several audio adaptations as well.  For those of you unfamiliar with the story, I present it here.  If you’ve already read it, I encourage you to revisit this singularly strange tale.

I shall have something new on Friday to post and it could possibly get me in some trouble for doing so!  Be sure to tune in and find out!–Sam

The Derelict

“IT’S the material,” said the old ship’s doctor–“the material plus the conditions–and, maybe,” he added slowly, “a…

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