A Little Aquamarine Book of Agitated Water

William Hope Hodgson

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The 4th volume of “Little Books” Series IV  — Past Masters of Horror and Dark Fantasy.

From Editor Michael Bailey’s introduction:

“If you’re looking for some kind of longwinded biography, you won’t find it here. Post-Hope, there’s this thing on land called the Internet, and in that magical world you will discover that many far more qualified people have already covered his life in great detail. What you will find here is a quick
summary of what you can find in A Little Aquamarine Book of Agitated Water, and a meaning behind the title. In his youth, Hope (let’s just say we’re friends) attempted to run away from home in pursuit of an adventurous life at sea, yet always found himself pulled by the ebb and flow of life
back to shore. But then he apprenticed as a seaman for four years, thanks to the intervention of his uncle, which began his long association with the sea—and that’s all the history you’ll get from me. Most of his earlier work explored life on the water, reflecting his depth of hatred—and fear—during those crazy voyages, and so that is what you will find in this book: poetry and fiction about all that agitated water, and hopefully something new.”


  • Hope: An Introduction
  • Love Song to the Dead
  • On the Bridge
  • Song of the Ship
  • Out of the Storm
  • Grey Seas are Dreaming of My Death
  • A Tropical Horror
  • The Wandering Soul
  • The Voice in the Night
  • Conquest
  • The Ghost Ships
  • Farewell
  • The Goddess of Death
  • Inspiration
  • Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani
  • Bring Out Your Dead
  • The Celestial Globes
  • Gone

Limited Edition: 500 signed and numbered copies

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Publisher Borderlands Press