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In 1893, the Guests attempt their first contact with the human race. Families go mad. Parents commit suicide. A president is assassinated.

By 1918, in the bleak boneland of the 20th Century, human assassins commit atrocities and global wars are waged to sate the appetites of the Guests. John Board is a crime scene photographer, whose nightmarish images of human destruction...more
Published March 2010
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George Wilhite
As wiith Punktown, Thomas delivers another rich alternate history, this time rewriting the past. We experience a world transformed by insectoid aliens who insidiously influence humans from the 1910s through the 1960s. The pathetic protagonist's life is forever entangled with the living cameras he has the talent to operate.

Highly imaginative and laced with the dark comedy prevalent in much of Thomas' superb writing.
I loved this book! Though I must say that it reminded me of the movie adaptation of William S. Burrough's Naked Lunch... You'll just have to read it to see why! And I highly recommend you do.
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Jefferey Thomas has worked as a carapace waxer at a farm that raised giant beetles (their exoskeletons used in the creation of Scarab hovercars), operator of the Vomit Comet and Screamer rides at the annual Paxton Fair, and as a member of the Accident Response Ground Hosers (ARGH) team at the Paxton Teleportation Center.

His career as a writer took off when he switched from the fiction of books suc...more
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