About this site

Robert Hood has been called everything from “a brilliant fantasist” (Jack Dann) to “Aussie horror’s wicked godfather” (Black Magazine). His career began in 1975, when the Twilight Zone-influenced story “Orientation” won the prestigious Canberra Times National Short Story contest. Since then he has published over 160 short stories, plays and novels, including four collections: Day-Dreaming on Company Time; Immaterial: Ghost Stories; Creeping in Reptile Flesh; and Peripheral Visions: Collected Ghost Stories. His high-fantasy novel Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead won the Ditmar Award for Best Novel in 2014.

Though best known for dark fantasy and horror, he has also written science fiction and crime stories, as well as children’s books and plays. Ghost stories, however, have been a particular favourite since his first spectral nightmare, “Necropolis”, was published in 1986.

This site celebrates his most recent book, Peripheral Visions – a reference collection of all his ghost stories, from 1986 to 2015 – as well as ghosts in fiction, cinema and the real world.

You can contact the author on spookshow [at] roberthood.net

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