LETTER TO THE NEW YORK TIMES
Following recent letters from Canadian visitors (How Not to Attract Tourists,” by Mark Vanhoenacker - Op-Ed, March 16): In the two hours we stood in line a few weeks ago at JFK - hot tired thirsty and furious, along with other pensioners, among families with weeping infants - facing your surly, slow, shambling, mumbling and lazy officers, frequent NY visitors from the UK told us that when possible they fly to other US cities with efficient immigration and then go to NY. We wrote to Mayor Bloomberg and the NY Chamber of Commerce that we would enjoy spending another several thousand tourist dollars in your great city – after you’ve fixed this chronic problem. How about some zero tolerance of official hostility? Otherwise – we loved NY. - Noel & Pauline Hodson, Oxford, UK.
Have you been abused at JFK airport?
THE FUTURE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER - AFTER THE FLOODS!
Contrast this hassle at JFK with the reception the heroes of AD2516, the controversial book of the future, are given when they visit New New York after being thawed out from a 500 year cryogenic nap on a diverted Concorde flight.
In these ‘interesting times’ what does the global future threaten or promise? Noel Hodson makes intriguing, fascinating and controversial forecasts based on current facts, in his two adventurous tales of the future - now on Amazon Kindle. OUT OF THE DEPTHS is set in 2012 - before and during global warming; and AD2516 is the brave new world after global warming. (Noel Hodson, “That distinguished futurist” Brian Aldiss in The Times & The Guardian. Unputabledownable).
AD2516 – After Global Warming …far future of mankind
OUT OF THE DEPTHS …near future; global flooding, pandemic & new governance