Monstrocity by Jeffrey Thomas

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MONSTROCITY
by JEFFREY THOMAS

There are haunted places. Haunted houses. The metropolis of Punktown, on the planet Oasis, is a haunted city.

An unassuming young man perceives the city's dark tentacles in the lay of the streets, its roots in the labyrinth of subways, a polluted taint in the eyes of people around him. And this evil is building toward an apocalyptic culmination...

The city is not only haunted... maybe it's alive...

A finalist for the Bram Stoker Award, MONSTROCITY combines elements of science fiction and horror in the vein of H. P. Lovecraft, and is set in the milieu of Jeffrey Thomas's acclaimed collection, PUNKTOWN.

“Lovecraft fans sceptical of contemporary Cthulhu Mythos fiction will find much to appreciate in Thomas's intriguing brew of eldritch lore, cyberpunk and noir…Thomas expands on Lovecraft's themes in new and exciting ways while retaining his own distinct authorial identity.”
-- Publishers Weekly

FOCUS ON –
• LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR
• FUTURE NOIR
• SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER
• FRIGHTENING MYSTERY

IF YOU LIKE MONSTROCITY, TRY –
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MONSTROCITY is an EBOOK novel by JEFFREY THOMAS, author of such science fiction/horror novels as DEADSTOCK (finalist for the John W. Campbell Award), BLUE WAR, HEALTH AGENT, MONSTROCITY (original printing a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award), THE FALL OF HADES, LETTERS FROM HADES, UGLY HEAVEN/ BEAUTIFUL HELL (co-authored with Carlton Mellick III), THOUGHT FORMS, and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: THE DREAM DEALERS. Short story collections include PUNKTOWN, VOICES FROM PUNKTOWN, PUNKTOWN: SHADES OF GREY (co-authored with Scott Thomas), NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS, UNHOLY DIMENSIONS, VOICES FROM HADES, THIRTEEN SPECIMENS, DOOMSDAYS, and AAAIIIEEE!!!. Jeffrey's stories have been reprinted in THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR and THE YEAR'S BEST HORROR STORIES. Though he considers Vietnam (his wife's place of origin) his second home, he is a resident of ye olde Massachusetts.

Artwork by Jeffrey Thomas.


MONSTROCITY – THE ALBUM
Jeffrey Thomas

Original Soundtrack by DAS SOMBREROS

As a perfect accompaniment to the incredibly haunting Punktown novel by Jeffrey Thomas, and indeed, a brilliant work of composition in its own right, Anarchy Books proudly presents the Original Soundtrack to the novel MONSTROCITY.

Experimental, ambient, strange, atmospheric, odd, hallucinatory, the MONSTROCITY Original Soundtrack is a perfect aural accompaniment developed alongside the novel in order to enhance your reading experience, and is perfect mood music/psycho meditative composition.

Described by Jeffrey Thomas as: “Unique, varied, always inventive, unsettling, haunting, even blackly comic, in turns... it sounds like the voice of Punktown itself” and by Andy Remic as “So creepy I had to switch on the lights; I didn’t want to take the dog out in the dark after listening to this soundtrack – the bastards!” MONSTROCITY
Artwork by Jeffrey Thomas.

Das Sombreros are Pedro Wong and Klaus Patel. The pseudonymous duo develop 'paranoiac collages' that layer found and treated sounds with nonsensical, misheard phrases and fleeting moments of musicality. The results can be hallucinatory, sinister, erotic and hilarious - sometimes all at once. Their work - as individual pieces or taken as a whole - can be seen as an attempt to sonically document and present the fears and desires of a disintegrating personality. Influences include post-war art music, horror aesthetics, the European avant-garde, Simon Fisher Turner and RD Laing.
 

About Jeffrey Thomas

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Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire has been writing Lovecraftian weird fiction since he was a young girl in the 1970s. His first American collection was published by Jeffrey Thomas, through his Necropolitan Press, in 1997. Pugmire's books include The Tangled Muse, Some Unknown Gulf of Night, The Strange Dark One, Uncommon Places, The Fungal Stain, and Gathered Dust and Others. In April of this year Arcane Wisdom Press will publish a new collection, Bohemians of Sesqua Valley. Wilum is currently writing his first novel, inspired by Derleth's The Lurker at the Threshold, and he will be working on an Enoch Coffin novel with Jeff in some dim future aeon. Jeffrey Thomas is the author of such novels as Deadstock, Blue War, Letters from Hades, and The Fall of Hades, and such short story collections as Punktown, Nocturnal Emissions, Thirteen Specimens, and Unholy Dimensions. His stories have appeared in the anthologies The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, The Year's Best Horror Stories, Leviathan 3, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, and The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction. Forthcoming from Miskatonic River Press is a role-playing game based upon Thomas' universe of Punktown. Thomas is also an artist, and lives in Massachusetts.
 
Published August 4, 2011 by Anarchy Books. 236 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Examiner

Ugghiutu Spawn (CR 11, HD 12d8+12) N Large Outsider (Aquatic) Init +6 Spd 20 or Swim 30 Skills: Balance + 4, Climb + 7, Escape Artist + 17, Hide + 7, Listen + 6, Move Silently + 4, Spot + 6, Swim + 18.

Jul 02 2010 | Read Full Review of Monstrocity

Boomtron

In the end, I’d like to rate it higher but I feel like there’s potential here that was a bit wasted on a retread of Lovecraft’s work.

Sep 25 2007 | Read Full Review of Monstrocity

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