A Serendipitous Discovery

I have not been on here in a while, because I’m taking a break and deciding what I want to do next. Also because my attention has been diverted to a role-playing game I’m developing for some local friends using the Fate system. The game takes place in the 30’s, so I’ve been collecting a lot of images for inspiration, including this image of Times Square in 1935 (I think).


So I have this photo, which nicely shows the hustle and bustle of New York, and also shows lots of period stores and movies and products and what have you, and I even put it up as my desktop wallpaper, just to soak it in. And then I realize something.

This bit off to the left of the photo…


Is the Automat where the opening scene of Death Wave takes place. I knew there was one there when I wrote the book, but I’d never seen a photo of the outside, so I didn’t really know where it fit in the panoply of Times Square. Now I do.

Oh, and as a special bonus, here’s a photo of the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where the book’s final confrontation takes place.


If you haven’t read Death Wave, I suggest you click the link above and buy a copy as soon as possible.

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