“I love getting lost in the world (Jeffrey Thomas) creates, and can empathize with the difficulties his characters face, because they are just so real. I envy those of you making your first acquaintance with this author.” – From the introduction by Matthew Carpenter
Respected as one of today’s leading figures of weird fiction for his striking imagination, versatility, and deeply emotional stories, Jeffrey Thomas here offers up fourteen searing tales. Included are the haunting and surreal "Ghosts in Amber," in which a man is compelled to visit a mysterious derelict factory that harbors chilling secrets; "Jar of Mist," which focuses on a father who, in seeking to understand his daughter’s suicide, encounters a dream-like other realm; "Those Above," which imagines an alternate Victorian society controlled by vast monstrous entities from beyond; and the title novelette "The Endless Fall," which concerns an astronaut who crash-lands on an unknown forested world where time seems to work in an alien way, and where he finds he is unfortunately not alone.
“With brutal elegance and chilling subtlety, Thomas pulls his readers into his dark visions immediately from every opening line.” – Paul Di Filippo, in ASIMOV’S
“Jeffrey Thomas’ imagination is as twisted as it is relentless.” – F. Paul Wilson
“In time he will, in this reviewer’s opinion, be listed alongside King, Barker, Koontz, and McCammon.” – Brian Keene
Jeffrey Thomas (born 1957) is a prolific writer of science fiction and horror, best known for his stories set in the nightmarish future city called Punktown, such as the novel Deadstock and the collection Punktown.
Jeffrey Thomas has received numerous Honorable Mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and in 2000 both Terror Incognita and Punktown appeared on the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award (Best Collection). He has been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award (Best First Novel) for Monstrocity, and a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Deadstock.