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Subject: The Night Land, I & II
Date Posted: 7/19/2009 2:04 PM ET
Member Since: 4/4/2009
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While looking for something else on a sci-fi shelf, I spied this pair. PBS search showed nothing. Some old British dude named Hodgson wrote wrote it around 1910. So who can tell me about it?

p.s. If you fancy the pair, talk to me.

Subject: The Night Land, I & II
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 7:16 AM ET
Member Since: 12/29/2008
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John, you may find this page on amazon.com to be helpful.

It's been a while since I read The Night Land but I was quite impressed by this unusual science fiction/horror/fantasy story set in a far distant future, when the Sun has burned out, strange horrific creatures roam the dying Earth, and most of the beleagured remains of humanity have taken shelter in an enormous pyramidal enclave known as the Last Redoubt. The male narrator, a resident of the Redoubt, establishes contact and a long-distance relationship with a woman resident of another Redoubt and sets out across the Night Land (the area outside the Redoubt's force field) to meet her.

Hodgson adopts an artificially archaistic writing style that took a little getting used to (and will likely put off some readers) but which I found enhanced the novel's eerie "otherworldliness".

I made it through the first half pretty easily but in spite of how much I was enjoying it, I still Part II heavy going and never finished. I'd still like to get back to it some day.

 

Galen



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