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A Brief History of the Future

(2011)
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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 ...

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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Brief History of the Future
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
ISBN: 0-552-77758-7 / 978-0-552-77758-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Brief History of the Future
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
ISBN: 0-552-77757-9 / 978-0-552-77757-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Brief History of the Future
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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