Manhattan Transfer TV Pilot Update
MANHATTAN TRANSFER TV Pilot Project
MANHATTAN TRANSFER by John E. Stith, first published by Tor Books and the Science Fiction Book Club, has been optioned in 2022 for television by award-winning producer Sky Conway.
The current plan is to produce a low-budget television pilot episode as a proof of concept. When that is ready, the project will be shown to some potential producing partners. If a suitable deal is made, a co-production may result. If not, Sky plans to use his history of crowd-funding successes to produce TV episodes himself.
Originally the series was to be called SKYJACKED. The current plan is to use the original book title, MANHATTAN TRANSFER. (The book title came not from the musical group, but from an old rail transfer station in Manhattan.) Some of the pilot funding has been secured, and additional funding is being solicited via BackerKit.
Skyjacked (Manhattan Transfer). When the island of Manhattan is kidnapped by aliens and placed in a collection of alien cities, the residents are determined to find out why and to escape. This time, the aliens picked on the wrong city.
- MANHATTAN TRANSFER was first published by Tor Books and the Science Fiction Book Club.
- MANHATTAN TRANSFER, chapter one, was excerpted in Amazing Stories.
- Italian translation from Nord as LA CITTÀ SULL'ORLO DEL NULLA.
- Japanese translation from Hayakawa.
- German translation from Bastei-Lubbe as DER TAG, AN DEM MANHATTAN GERAUBT WURDE.
- Non-exclusive text excerpt, chapter one, Jayne Loader's PUBLIC SHELTER CD-ROM.
- French translation from Presses Pocket as MANHATTAN TRANSFERT.
- Russian translation from AST.
- Braille edition available to the blind in the USA from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Item BR10761.
- Audio cassette edition available to the blind in the USA from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Item RC43573.
- Palm/WinCE/PocketPC ebook published by Peanut Press and was one of their best sellers (now Barnes and Noble).
- The Wildside Press published a trade paperback edition
- Available for the Amazon Kindle and other mainstream ebook editions
- Trade paperback and all major ebook formats published by ReAnimus Press.
- Audiobook released by Tantor Media. Narrated by Kevin T. Collins.