Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ghosts of Punktown - by Jeffrey Thomas - Sci-Fi horror at it's finest
Punktown has been very good to author, Jeffrey Thomas, with five novels and three other collections of shorts, all set in the Punktown universe.
For the uninitiated, Punktown is "a city on the planet Oasis, built by colonists from Earth upon a small town belonging to the indigenous people, the Choom. Punktown, famous for it's mix of races from other worlds, even other dimensions--and infamous for it's high level of crime."
Even though this was my first visit to Punktown, I quickly found myself totally immersed in the amazing world Jeffrey Thomas has created and his skillful prose makes the experience completely enjoyable. "These days she was only too aware of what went on in the streets that wound like streams through gorges of towering stone."
The stories in the collection were quite diverse and brilliantly imagined. I was particularly intrigued by "Disfigured," where, in a world where everyone can be perfect, it becomes common practice to have cosmetic surgery to add deformities.
Ghosts of Punktown is available, from Dark Regions press, in lettered and limited edition formats and though Amazon.com for the Kindle. Plus, if you're an Amazon Prime member you can borrow it for FREE through the Kindle Owner's Lending Library.
Highly recommended and an excellent introduction to the world of Punktown.