A Brief History of the Future

A Brief History of the Future

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What if teleportation was really possible? Englishman Richie Fisher is about to find out ...

Richie and his wife Clara have won a weekend in New York in a newspaper competition. While Clara is off blowing their spending money, Richie wanders aimlessly, chewing on a veggie-burger, ending up in a gift-shop where he finds himself standing in front of an instant transporter machine. It looks nothing like the open-plan teleporter on Captain Kirk's Starship Enterprise; in fact, it seems more like a glorified microwave oven.

Richie places his burger inside, hits the return key on the linked-up computer - and the burger disappears. But if he can teleport a half-eaten veggie-burger, what else could you do with the machine? For criminals, the possibilities are endless. Who could catch you if you beamed drugs into nostrils a hundred miles away? And how much would illegal immigrants pay to be teleported into the rich host country of their choice?

Richie buys a teleporter and takes it back to England, where the chaos begins ...

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780552777575
BY (AUTHOR) Clarke, Stephen
PUBLISHER : Transworld Publishers Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : February 03, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Black Swan
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 110 mm
WEIGHT : 214 g

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DESCRIPTION :
What if teleportation was really possible? Englishman Richie Fisher is about to find out ...

Richie and his wife Clara have won a weekend in New York in a newspaper competition. While Clara is off blowing their spending money, Richie wanders aimlessly, chewing on a veggie-burger, ending up in a gift-shop where he finds himself standing in front of an instant transporter machine. It looks nothing like the open-plan teleporter on Captain Kirk's Starship Enterprise; in fact, it seems more like a glorified microwave oven.

Richie places his burger inside, hits the return key on the linked-up computer - and the burger disappears. But if he can teleport a half-eaten veggie-burger, what else could you do with the machine? For criminals, the possibilities are endless. Who could catch you if you beamed drugs into nostrils a hundred miles away? And how much would illegal immigrants pay to be teleported into the rich host country of their choice?

Richie buys a teleporter and takes it back to England, where the chaos begins ...

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780552777575
BY (AUTHOR) Clarke, Stephen
PUBLISHER : Transworld Publishers Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : February 03, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Black Swan
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 110 mm
WEIGHT : 214 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items