The Saiitii Manifestation is a tribute to the master of occult horror William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) and a continuation of his Carnacki the Ghost Finder stories.
The stories were published in 1913. Hodgson may have planned to write more but there were no more. Hodgson died a hero on the battlefield of Ypres in April 1918. So I found myself wondering, what might have happened to Carnacki and his circle after the war, when ghost-hunting lost its popular appeal in favour of talking to the dead, of whom there were so many millions – including, of course, Hodgson himself?
The Saiitii Manifestation is the result. I hope I have retained the flavour of the originals and done Hodgson no disservice. Let me be clear, I am a huge fan – of the man as well as the literature.