Punktown by Jeffrey Thomas

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Considered by many critics and readers as one of the new classics of SF collections, now reissued by DarkFuse for Kindle.

In the city they call Punktown, on a planet where a hundred sentient species collide, you can become a creator of clones. You can become a piece of performance art. You might even become a library of sorrows...

Table Of Contents:

The Reflections Of Ghosts
Pink Pills
The Flaying Season
Union Dick
Dissecting The Soul
Precious Metal
Sisters Of No Mercy
Heart for Heart’s Sake
The Ballad Of Moosecock Lip
The Pressman
The Palace Of Nothingness
The Rusted Gates Of Heaven
Unlimited Daylight
The Library Of Sorrows
Nom de Guerre
The Color Shrain

About Jeffrey Thomas

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Jeffrey Thomas is the author of the acclaimed collection Punktown, which features an introduction by Michael Marshall Smith. It has been translated into Russian and German editions, the latter with artwork by H R Giger. His novels include Letters from Hades, Boneland, Everybody Scream!, and Monstrocity, which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. His short fiction has appeared in St. MartinAs The YearAs Best Fantasy and Horror, DawAs The YearAs Best Horror Stories, A Walk on the Darkside, and the Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases. He lives in Massachusetts.
Published January 27, 2012 by DarkFuse. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Thomas is a very good wordsmith with a fecund and detailed imagination. In this collection of 10 short stories, seven original to the volume, he paints scenes from the dark and dystopic Punktown on th

Feb 28 2000 | Read Full Review of Punktown


Abilities STR 11, DEX 14, CON 12, INT 14, WIS 13, CHA 7Feats: Alertness, Archaic Weapons Proficiency, Deceptive, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Simple Weapon Proficiency.Skills: Bluff + 5, Climb + 4, Disguise + 2, Jump + 8, Listen + 6, Read/Write Language + 1, Sense Motive + 1.5, Speak Lan...

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unktown, a near-future city in the vein of traditional post-apocalyptic or cyberpunk visions, is the heart of Jeffrey Thomas’s collection of short stories, all of which take place in the eponymous city, Punktown – the affectionate name for the city Paxton on the alien world Oasis.

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My only complaint, as it is with any great collection of short stories, is that I wanted more — more stories, and longer stories.

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