Journeys Beyond Advice


This collection has a more ‘gothicky’ flavour than most of my books and two of the stories (a novella and novelette) were directly inspired by William Hope Hodgson. The first of these got a lot of praise at the time from various critics and reviewers and was my attempt to blend the concerns of Hogdson with those of Borges. – 24.03.2014

Book Description

As E.F. Bleiler states in his Afterword: “What do I like about Rhys Hughes’s work? Fun. Hughes sees and precipitates in words the latent humour in almost anything.”

In praise of Hughes:

“‘The World Beyond the Stairwell’ may well be the finest tribute (with love) to Hodgson ever written.” – JOHN CLUTE


Reviewed by William P. Simmons
Reviewed by Des Lewis


Dedicated to:

2002 Edition:
This book (and every journey beyond advise) is dedicated to: Hari Morgan – good fellow, mean fiddler.
2014 Edition:
This book of Fantastical Tales tinged with Horror and Ghosts and rife with Monsters is dedicated to Kseniya Gomzjakova

The cover Artwork

2002 Edition: Cover & interior art by Justin Phillips
2014 Edition:  Cover Artwork by Rhys Hughes

Details Hardcover – Sarob Press Edition

  • Hardcover: 211 pages [1]
  • Publisher: Sarob Press; 1st edition (2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902309278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902309279

Lettered limited to 52 copy special cloth bound sewn hardcover lettered/slipcased edition signed by the author

Details Paperback – Gloomy Seahorse Press

  • ISBN: 9781291746839
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Publisher: Gloomy Seahorse Press
  • Published: March 15, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 365

Details Kindle Edition – Gloomy Seahorse Press

  • File Size: 1031 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Gloomy Seahorse Press; First ebook edition edition (April 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Rhys Hughes and Journeys Beyond Advice

The wonderful Kseniya Gomzjakova poses with my Journeys Beyond Advice, which is a collection of novellas, novelettes and short stories that were inspired by William Hope Hodgson, H.P. Lovecraft and Jorge Luis Borges in equal measure.

External links



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