Performed live by the panelists, with implied music.
Announcer: Dahlgren, by Samuel R. Delany. Adapted for Convergence by David E Romm. Book One, Chapter One.
In our previous episodes we followed Kid as he tried to make his way around a crippled city where time has lost its meaning and he shares his strength with a young boy and a beautiful woman, and makes notes in the margins of his plague journal.
We now join Dhalgren, already in progress.
Voice 1: … to wound the autumnal city.
Voice 2: So howled out for the world to give him a name.
Voice 3: All you know I know; careening astronauts and bank clerks glancing at the clock before lunch; actresses cowling at light-ringed mirrors and freight elevator operators grinding a thumbful of grease on a steel handle; student riots; know that dark women in bodegas shook their heads last week because in six months prices have risen outlandishly; how coffee tastes after you’ve held it in your mouth, cold, a whole minute.
Announcer: Join us next time for Dahlgren, Book One Chapter Two when we hear her say,
Her (orgasmic): Aaah.
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Carry on, Baron Dave Romm! As they used to say in another century, "Run it up the flag pole and see if anyone salutes . . ."
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