Right now, you can get two of Jeffrey Thomas’ Punktown collections for $5. Specifically, you can get:
- Voices From Punktown — an excellent collection of short stories set in the weird and wonderful world of Punktown — for the low, low price of $3.99!
- Ghosts of Punktown – another whiz-bang collection of stories — for the even-lower price of $0.99!
When I reviewed Voices From Punktown, I called it “a great introduction to the bizarreness that is Punktown.”
Here’s the book’s description for Voices From Punktown:
In these eleven searing stories, Jeffrey Thomas (Blue War, Deadstock) takes us on another tour of the infamous far-future colony known as Punktown, its streets raging with violence and danger, its alleys stalked by aliens and mutants, its citizens struggling to retain their humanity, dignity, and sanity in the oppressive shadows of its soaring cold towers. Mixing mind-bending science fiction with bone-chilling horror, Thomas again demonstrates why his initial collection Punktown was met with wide acclaim.
“Punktown is one of the best examples of SF horror currently out there.” – Ellen Datlow, in Locus
“Punktown is searing and alien and anxious and rich, and it is humane, and it is moving. Jeffrey Thomas has done something wonderful.” – China Miéville
“Thomas is a very good wordsmith with a fecund and detailed imagination.” – Publisher’s Weekly
Ghosts of Punktown is described thusly:
NINE TALES OF THE DARK CITY KNOWN AS PUNKTOWN
Monsters, 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 you’re a long-time resident, you’ll certainly find at least one corner of its twisted streets to call home.” – Rue Morgue Magazine
“For Jeffrey Thomas, an entire city can become a haunted house.” – Scott Connors, Weird Tales
“One 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 Magazine
“Punktown 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 I’m constantly surprised by the directions they take…The setting is unlike any other space colony you’ve ever read about and I guarantee you will not be bored here.” – Don D’Ammassa, Critical Mass
Why yes, that is me quoted on Ghosts of Punktown! So I must know what I’m talking about! 😉
I have no idea how long these prices will last, so gran them while you still can!