gbsteve (gbsteve) wrote,

Reading Punktown - Shades of Grey

This is a collection of short stories from Jeff and Scott Thomas set in Jeff' SF world of Punktown, an Earth colony that has been described as "part Ambergris, part Arkham" (although perhaps more Veniss Underground) There are no obvious Lovecraftian allusions in these stories, as there have been in others, although some of the creatures in "The Unbearable Being of Light" might qualify.

On the whole I prefer Jeff's stories to Scott's, neither particularly holds back when describing the visceral nastiness of the dumping ground that is Paxton (aka Punktown), but Scott's seem more gratuitous sometimes.

That said, this is a quality anthology and a fine addition to the series. My favourite stories were the previously mentioned UBoL about things which float in from other dimensions and Perfectly Beastly about cops investigating an illegal animal dealer.
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