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Stoddard, James

(?   -    ) US author whose complex Science Fantasy High House sequence, comprising The High House (1998) and The False House (1999), centres on the eponymous house (and its imitation) which may be sentient, certainly accesses a number of Dimensions, and serves as the focus of a battle between the forces of Order and Chaos. The High House won a Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award for best first novel. The Night Land: A Story Retold (2011), "with" William Hope Hodgson, is a retelling for contemporary readers – that is, in less archaic prose – of Hodgson's The Night Land: A Love Story (1912; cut 1921). [JC]

James Stoddard

born Liberal, Kansas



High House

individual titles


Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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