06 February 2007

Collected Fiction Volume 5 Delayed; Anniversary of the Glen Carrig

Amazon is reporting that Volume 5 of the Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson is delayed yet again. Amazon now predicts delivery in early April. The Night Shade Books web site still says "to be published in 2006." (For very large values of 2006, I suppose). It can't come soon enough for me. I am eagerly looking forward to reading The Dream of X!

2007 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Boats of the Glen Carrig. Or, if you follow the book's internal chronology, the 250th anniversary. After recording the whole novel for the podcast, I can almost recite the subtitle from memory:

"Being an account of their Adventures in the Strange places of the Earth, after the foundering of the good ship Glen Carrig through striking upon a hidden rock in the unknown seas to the Southward. As told by John Winterstraw, Gent., to his Son James Winterstraw, in the year 1757, and by him committed very properly and legibly to manuscript."