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Tales in Time: The Man Who Walked Home and Other Stories
Peter Crowther, Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Lewis Padgett, Garry Douglas Kilworth, James Tiptree Jr., Charles de Lint, Spider Robinson, Jack Finney, L. Sprague de Camp, Brian W. Aldiss, H.G. Wells
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Clive Barker
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The Ghost Pirates

The Ghost Pirates and Others: The Best of William Hope Hodgson - William Hope Hodgson, Jeremy Lassen

by William Hope Hodson


This is an old sea story with the tone of the nineteenth century style of relating such tales. It tells of a ship reported to be haunted and the protagonist's experience of seeing shades on deck that seems to prove the tales are true.


Nineteeth century writers often put in a lot of detail and the story can drag a bit, but at the same time it's an interesting ghost story and the sort of thing that has a lot of atmosphere. Fans of traditional ghost stories won't be disappointed!


The story is relatively short, under 200 pages, and plenty happens to keep the reader interested despite the apparently slow pace. The characters are especially well defined and readers should not miss the Appendix at the back!