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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2011, 07:33:24 PM »
The upcoming promo should bulk things up a bit - 3 extra stories for subscribers and applicable donators.  You could always reacquaint yourself with the series themselves:

COYOTE
Pseudopod 159: Reservation Monsters (http://pseudopod.org/2009/09/11/pseudopod-159-reservation-monsters/)
Pseudopod 167: Love Like Thunder  (http://pseudopod.org/2009/11/06/pseudopod-167-love-like-thunder/)
Pseudopod 182: The Dreaming Way (http://pseudopod.org/2010/02/18/slight-delay-on-pseudopod-182/)

and coming soon, Jim Bihyeh tells a tale of Skinwalkers entitled "The Shooting Way"


THE WHITE STREET SOCIETY
Pseudopod 76: Tales of the White Street Society (http://pseudopod.org/2008/02/08/pseudopod-76-tales-of-the-white-street-society/)
Pseudopod 131: Tales of the White Street Society - The Corpse Army of Khartoum (http://pseudopod.org/2009/02/27/pseudopod-131-tales-of-the-white-street-society-the-corpse-army-of-khartoum/)

and soon to come, dark doings in Chinatown feature in Grady Hendrix's "The Yellow Curse"!


THE SAGA OF GURU KERESH
Pseudopod 127: The Garden and the Mirror (http://pseudopod.org/2009/01/30/pseudopod-127-the-garden-and-the-mirror/)
Pseudopod 198: The Mother and the Worm (http://pseudopod.org/2010/06/11/pseudopod-198-the-mother-and-the-worm/)

and soon come to, in "Nourished by Chaff, We Believe The Glamor", Tim W. Burke warns you about the dangers of kaleidoscopes...

PSEUDOPOD - we'll leave the light off for you...



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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2011, 04:01:27 AM »
Yes, that old man voice was stellar!! I thought it was someone else, too.

I loved this story. I'm not familiar with this author.

Excellent choice for 250! Looking forward to the next 250! It was Psuedopod that made me realize that I enjoy horror fiction. I'd never really tried it before.
Good creepy story. I love how the voice in the night is struggling to maintain humanity by frequent blessings and invocations and also by not spreading the corruption by exposing the schooner.

Also, quick links to the PodCastle stories:
PC179    PC125
THE WHITE STREET SOCIETY
Pseudopod 76: Tales of the White Street Society (http://pseudopod.org/2008/02/08/pseudopod-76-tales-of-the-white-street-society/)
Pseudopod 131: Tales of the White Street Society - The Corpse Army of Khartoum (http://pseudopod.org/2009/02/27/pseudopod-131-tales-of-the-white-street-society-the-corpse-army-of-khartoum/)
I stand corrected: apparently I am familiar with this author and just didn't know it. I'm a huge fan of the Carnacki stories! And I also got confused thinking that the White Street Society were Carnacki stories as well. Same vein, though.

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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2011, 05:05:02 AM »
Thoroughly enjoyed this episode:  the story; the narrative; and our Esteemed Host.

Thanks to the Pseudopod team for continuing the mix of classic pieces and modern tales.


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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2011, 01:32:41 AM »
This story was so great. I couldn't believe it was written over 100 years ago. You could tell that Hodgson got this idea and was just totally enthralled by it. I bet it was one of those stories that seemed to write itself.
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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2011, 01:08:50 AM »
I absolutely utterly completely and totally loved everything about this story.

First, Wilson's reading: like the others who've commented, I found the voice of the lost stranger absolutely perfect, sounding like a second person.  And aside from that, the pace and sense of creeping menace conveyed was great.

Second, the story itself.  It started, and I had that feeling that the story was familiar - though I can only ever recall the name William Hope Hodgson in conjunction with the Carnacki story over on Podcastle a while.  As it continued, the feeling got stronger and stronger; and then there was the line about her finding some of the fungus on her pillow when she woke.  That sealed it; I remembered that particular detail.  Seeing as how I was driving and couldn't rely on my exocortex (i.e. my iPhone and its internet connection), I actually had to think, and I was sure I'd read it when I was a kid in a book of stories with an introduction by Alfred Hitchcock - and I think that reading that was one of my earliest introductions to horror fiction.  So, I've gone hunting online and found that it was Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV, edited by Alfred Hitchcock.  And I've found it on Amazon.

So, thank you for a great reading; thank you for a great story; and thank you for reintroducing me to an old friend and bit of my own personal history in this genre.

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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2011, 03:56:40 AM »
I own that book as well - Mr. Hitchcock was a big reason I started reading in the genre as a kid - you are very welcome!

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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2011, 08:20:14 PM »
Does anyone remember this one? http://www.amazon.com/Alfred-Hitchcocks-Ghostly-Gallery-Hitchcock/dp/0394812263 I used to get it from the library when I was a kid. "The Upper Berth" really got to me.
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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2011, 05:08:06 PM »
A podcast of my favorite Hodgson story and a shout-out to MATANGO in the forums. It warms this fungus-lover's heart.
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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2012, 11:58:23 PM »
For those interested in more Hodgson, check out this guy's blog with occasional podcasts of readings (he's also updating and expanding all the Hodgson entries on Wikipedia)

http://hodgecast.blogspot.com/

There's some interesting and fun stuff to be gleaned therein.  Aside from his own readings of "A Voice in the Night" (compare/contrast), he's also done readings of the pirate romance/mystery story "Captain Dan Danblasten" and the entirety of Hodson's Sargasso Sea lost continent novel THE BOATS OF GLEN CARRIG from 1907 (which I'm currently listening to).

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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2012, 12:46:08 AM »
...he's also done readings of the pirate romance/mystery story "Captain Dan Danblasten" and the entirety of Hodson's Sargasso Sea lost continent novel THE BOATS OF GLEN CARRIG from 1907 (which I'm currently listening to).

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Thanks!

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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2012, 04:30:50 AM »
And for another compare/contrast, TALES TO TERRIFY does "The Voice In The Night":

http://talestoterrify.com/tales-to-terrify-no-29-william-hope-hodgson/

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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2013, 02:40:11 PM »
And here's the episode of SUSPICION from the 1950s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvt4Mg6eSz4&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2013, 04:07:49 AM »
This is my personal 'Golden Age' of horror. From 1800 to about 1940 the writing world
, I think, produced the best of outlandish and autre horror writing. Maybe it is the
erudition of these late writers, Hodgson, Bierce, Chambers, Machen, Lovecraft, and
the rest. I feel much is lost in contemporary genre fiction, it is not so uncompromising
, subtle, intellectual, or even fun most of the time. The old school has always been able
to suspend my disbelief, I cannot say this of most present day attempts.

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Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2019, 04:41:10 PM »
A classic story. I've always found stories about infections to be especially unnerving.  As several others have mentioned the narrator's "old man voice" was excellent.

P.S. Pseudopod needs a tag for stories that feature the word "fungoid." Let's face it - there is at least a 90% chance that any story that contains the words "fungoid" or "gibbous" is going to be good.