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Swan River Press
The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
Introduction by Alan Moore
Illustrated by John Coulthart
Afterword by Iain Sinclair
"I am an old man. I live here in this ancient house, surrounded by huge, unkempt gardens."
An exiled recluse, an ancient abode in the remote west of Ireland, nightly attacks by malevolent swine-things from a nearby pit, and cosmic vistas beyond time and space. The House on the Borderland has been praised by China Mieville, Terry Pratchett, and Clark Ashton Smith, while H.P. Lovecraft wrote, “Few can equal [Hodgson] in adumbrating the nearness of nameless forces and monstrous besieging entities through casual hints and significant details, or in conveying feelings of the spectral and abnormal.”
“Almost from the moment that you hear the title,” observes Alan Moore, “you are infected by the novel’s weird charisma. Knock and enter at your own liability.” The House on the Borderland remains one of Hodgson’s most celebrated works. This new edition features an introduction by Alan Moore, an afterword by Iain Sinclair, and illustrations by John Coulthart.
- "Fear of a Porous Border:
William Hope Hodgson's Liminal Masterpiece"
- "The House on the Borderland"
William Hope Hodgson
- "An Abberrant Afterword:
Blowing Dust in the House of Incest"
Limited to 350 copies, of which 300 are signed by Alan Moore, John Coulthart, and Iain Sinclair. Each copy of the book will also include an CD of original music, composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir, Death Blues) especially for this reissue.
I. From That Strange Source of Light
II. The Speed of My Passing Spirit
III. Then a Door Opened Somewhere Ahead