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
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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
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.