Jumper

Jumper

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What if you could go anywhere in the world, in the blink of an eye? Where would you go? What would you do?
Davy can teleport.
To survive, Davy must learn to use and control his power in a world that is more violent and complex than he ever imagined. But mere survival is not enough for him. Davy wants to find others like himself, others who can Jump.
And that's a dangerous game. "Jumper" is a 20th Century Fox/New Regency production, starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane, and Jamie Bell.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 345 pages
  • 106 x 166 x 26mm | 181.44g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • REV ed.
  • 0765357690
  • 9780765357694
  • 333,927

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“Gould’s very solid first novel has a long pedigree that reaches back to the first sf classic about a misunderstood adolescent with paranormal powers, A.E. Van Vogt’s "Slan." In Gould’s entry into this lineage, Davy Rice flees an abusive alcoholic father by using his ability to transport himself physically by sheer force of will....[Gould] is good enough to make this familiar territory agreeable reading, and his debut a desirable acquisition.”--"Booklist" on "Jumper"
 
“Gould makes an auspicious debut with this playful and moving look at a hallowed science fiction concept: teleportation. ...Short fiction has earned this author a reputation in “hard” science fiction, and he applies similar logic to teleportation. ...His warm, delightful and compulsively readable novel displays assured storytelling skill --"Publishers Weekly" on "Jumper"
 
“An extraordinary first novel combining the engaging appeal of early Heinl
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About Steven Gould

Steven Gould is the author of "Jumper," "Wildside," "Helm," "Blind Waves," "Reflex," and "Jumper: Griffin's Story," as well as several short stories. He is the recipient of the Hal Clement Young Adult Award for Science Fiction and has been on the Hugo ballot twice and the Nebula ballot once for his short fiction. Steve lives in New Mexico with his wife, writer Laura J. Mixon and their two daughters. As he is somewhere between Birth and Death, he considers himself to be middle-aged.
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Rating details

11,216 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 30% (3,340)
4 39% (4,356)
3 24% (2,715)
2 6% (623)
1 2% (182)
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