The House on the Borderland


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The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Trade Paperback – Swan River Press – Oct 2020 – 198 pages

“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”
Alan Moore

“The House on the Borderland”
William Hope Hodgson

“An Aberrant Afterword:
Blowing Dust in the House of Incest”
Iain Sinclair



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