NINE TALES OF THE DARK CITY KNOWN AS PUNKTOWNMonsters, mutants and maniacs...here, they call them citizens.In the opening story, In His Sights, shape-shifting war veteran Jeremy Stake (protagonist of Thomas novels DEADSTOCK and BLUE WAR) isMoreNINE TALES OF THE DARK CITY KNOWN AS PUNKTOWNMonsters, mutants and maniacs...here, they call them citizens.In the opening story, In His Sights, shape-shifting war veteran Jeremy Stake (protagonist of Thomas novels DEADSTOCK and BLUE WAR) is reminded of the last enemy soldier he killed, every time he looks in the mirror...while the concluding story, Life Work (Thomas first novella-length Punktown story), follows a young businesswoman with a secret past and a syndicate hit man with no future.
Between these tales one will encounter a wide and wild variety of the lost souls, both human and other-than-human, that haunt the streets of Punktown.Whether (Ghosts of Punktown) is your first visit to Punktown, or youre a long-time resident, youll certainly find at least one corner of its twisted streets to call home. - Rue Morgue MagazineFor Jeffrey Thomas, an entire city can become a haunted house.
- Scott Connors, Weird TalesOne of the weirdest yet most vividly rendered cities in the genre, a gritty melting pot of desire and despair, of the grotesque and the sublime, of love and dread. - Paul Witcover, Locus MagazinePunktown is the perfect backdrop for Thomas blend of science fiction and horror...Punktown feels like a living, breathing entity in its own right, a place I want to visit even more.
And that disturbs me. - John DeNardo, SF Signal(Thomas) has an unusual perspective that makes most of his stories feel just slightly off center, which means that Im constantly surprised by the directions they take...The setting is unlike any other space colony youve ever read about and I guarantee you will not be bored here - Don DAmmassa, Critical MassTable of ContentsIntroduction: A Taste of PunktownIn His SightsRelicsA Semblance of LifeBitter BrainsDisfiguredImpThe RoomInto My ArmsLife Work* Another Ghost - Hardcover Exclusive