A Brief History of the Future

  • ISBN: 9780552777575
  • Autor: Clarke Stephen
  • Dostępność: Brak
  • Wydawnictwo: Transworld Publishers
  • Rok wydania: 2011-05-02
    Ilość stron: 428
    Oprawa: miękka
    Format: 111 x 176 mm

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