Jeffrey Thomas, the creator of the nightmarish future city Punktown, meets with Mr. Deadman. Will Mr. Deadman learn that he is not as degenerate as he thinks he is, and what does he need to know to survive a night in Punktown?
Jeffrey Thomas is the author of such horror and science fiction novels as DEADSTOCK (finalist for the John W. Campbell Award), BLUE WAR, MONSTROCITY (finalist for the Bram Stoker Award), LETTERS FROM HADES, THE FALL OF HADES, SUBJECT 11, BONELAND and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: THE DREAM DEALERS. His short story collections include PUNKTOWN, GHOSTS OF PUNKTOWN, NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS, WORSHIP THE NIGHT, UNHOLY DIMENSIONS, THIRTEEN SPECIMENS, and THE ENDLESS FALL. Stories by Thomas have been reprinted in THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR, THE YEAR'S BEST HORROR STORIES, and YEAR'S BEST WEIRD FICTION.