Big Thunder Author:Peter Atkins Valentine Dyson, characteristically dressed in a tuxedo and opera hat, a blue flower in his buttonhole, is infamous among pulp scholars for being the most vicious of the cloaked avengers featured in such magazines. His mysterious awakening from the yellowed pages of Strange Thrills coincides with a car crash that leaves his creator, Norbert Read... more », an old man now, in a coma.
A young woman, after being saved one night from the attack of a razor-wielding junkie by The Blue Valentine, is caught up in the dreadful unfolding of a supernatural apocalypse. As her friends and lovers are slaughtered, as her very dreams are invaded by portents of the terrors to come,
Avis Llewellen finds herself standing alone against forces driven by an ancient and endless malevolence. Now - haunted by Dyson's vision of a new world steeped in the blood and viscera of this world - Avis must follow him across America. To Hollywood and beyond. To places where dreams and nightmares combine.« less