A big thank you to the cast and audience at the Maddermarket Theatre (Norwich) last night for running my short play The Hot Chick as part of the RedDuck Producktions Scratch Shot event! Dahlings you were all wonderful!
It's 1946 and the 990-acre Manhattan Airport is the brainchild of real-estate mogul William Zeckendorf, who also owned the Chrysler Building and Astor Hotel. According to a LIFE magazine article, the multi-billion dollar project would have stretched 144 blocks from 24th to 71st Streets and 9th Ave to the Hudson River at 200 feet above street level. The building below would have contained restaurants, business, waiting rooms and ticket offices. Not only would the airport accomodate air travel, but it would also have piers for ships to anchor. As for The Gernsback Continuum reference, read the William Gibson short story!
If you are in Norwich (England) next week, on Thursday 13th October, call by the Maddermarket Theatre at 7:30pm where my new playlet (it’s about 20 minutes long) is receiving its first public performance as part of REDduck Producktion's monthly Scratch Shot event. Called The Hot Chick, the play is set in the world of science fiction cosplay and fantasy conventions. It’s theatre Jim, but not as we know it! (Tickets £5.00)
Positively chuffed to report that I'm now a judge – for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Literature Award https://www.clarkeaward.com/award-winners/the-award-juries/
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