Geddes’s reputation as a futurist was cemented in 1932 with the publication of his book, Horizons. Opening with the declaration “we enter a new era,” Geddes presented not only his real-life products but also visionary schemes for vast transportation networks comprising floating airports, streamlined flying cars, airplanes large enough to function as aerial hotels, and ocean liners that could house 2,000 people. Hopeful antidotes to the dark economic realities of the Depression, some of these ideas were nonetheless so strange that one magazine felt compelled to ask its reluctant readership in the article’s headline: “Are YOU Afraid of the Unexpected?”
Horizons was published by Little, Brown & Company, in November 1932. Copies are cataloged in the Theatre Arts Library.