PRELUDE TO A SUPER AIRPLANE was my first published novel and the beginning of a six-book series.
The story in broad strokes:
In the year 2012, These United States of America is politically divided to a degree not seen since the Civil War. On one side stands the fast emerging pro-flying car contingent; on the other, the stubborn and traditional pro-airplane members of the populace.
At stake? The entire future of airborne leisure and transportation.
Set against this tumultuous backdrop, a young screenwriter has written a book about the only thing that can save the airplane riding industry – an impossible to conceive, 47-story airplane of such power and wonder, the world will have no choice but to submit to its glory.
When a desperate CEO steals the concept and sets out to construct the miraculous vehicle, like it’s amazing what happens or something.
The world’s first comedy-political thriller-mystery-drama-romance-action/adventure-science fiction-showbiz insider-horror-family-energy drink industry insider-holiday autobiography, Prelude to a Super Airplane weaves the lives and destinies of 40 people together in astounding ways, as they all find themselves facing the future of airplane riding…the Super Airplane.
This is primarily a comedy, but like most things I do, it’s got a serious mythology and story behind it.
If I had to sum it up, it’d be “Lost + Airplane! + a touch of Atlas Shrugged + complete irreverence”. More than anything, it’s funny, and airplaney, and TUMULTUOUS, and possibly poorly written.
This is, as far as I’m aware, also the first book with its own musical score, and it all begins with this statement:
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
What follows are one hundred and four (104) wholly random, separate, simple, and unrelated thoughts about airplanes.
When pieced together, they form an intricately detailed and complex airplane story.
It was written in a period of seven (7) days.
You can read the first 20 chapters (+ Chapter 31) via the links below, or simply download this content as a pdf by clicking here.
Also, this will surely go down as the definitive review/essay on PTSA.
Brad Radby’s Foreward, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18, Chapter 19, Chapter 20, Chapter 31
(The sequel, FLIGHT OF A SUPER AIRPLANE, is now also available.)