A Brief History of the Future (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 432
Forlag: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780552777582
Omtale: A Brief History of the Future
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 ...

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