William Hope Hodgson

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William Hope Hodgson creator of the "detective of the occult" Thomas Carnacki

England 1877 – 1918

Teachers: H. G. Wells; Jules Verne; Arthur Conan Doyle; Algernon Blackwood

Students: H. P. Lovecraft; August Derleth; Charles Atlas; Joe Weider; Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ; Lou Ferrigno; Dan Lurie;

Friends: wife Betty (Bessie) Farnworth;

Enemies: Harry Houdini

Organizations: W. H. Hodgson's School of Physical Culture;

Author: The House on the Borderland.; "The Goddess of Death", 1904; "A Tropical Horror"; The Boats of the "Glen Carrig", 1907; The Ghost Pirates; "The Gateway of the Monster", 1910; "The Captain of the Onion Boat"; The Night Land AKA The Dream of X; "The Voice in the Night"; "The Gateway of the Monster"  ; "The House among the Laurels”; "The Whistling Room" ; "The Horse of the Invisible" ; "The Searchers of the End House" ; "The Thing Invisible" ;

Comments: Gothic horror, fantastic fiction and science fiction author; bodybuilder; the "Sargasso Sea Mythos";

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hope_Hodgson; http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/h#a3260 ; give a listen here - http://librivox.org/author/2513, great stuff;