Steven Gould is an American science fiction writer, born on February 7, 1955 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona and raised in a variety of places adjacent to American military bases, domestic and overseas. In college in Texas in the late 1970s, he became active in science fiction fandom, and shortly afterward began writing short fiction and selling it to major science fiction magazines, beginning with “The Touch of Her Eyes” (Analog, September 1980).
His debut novel Jumper (1992) was widely praised for its readability, appealing protagonist, and intricate working-out of the consequences of a single science-fictional idea: a single young boy in today’s world who discovers that, evidently uniquely, he can teleport. Jumper was followed by several more novels: Wildside (1996), Greenwar (1997, with his wife, SF writer Laura J. Mixon), Helm (1998), Blind Waves (2000), and Reflex (2004, a sequel to Jumper).
In 2008 Jumper was brought to the screen as a big-budget SF adventure of the same name, directed by Doug Liman and starring Hayden Christiansen and Samuel L. Jackson.
Award-winning author, Steven Gould, returns to the world of his classic novel Jumper in Exo, the sequel to Impulse, blending the drama of high school with world shattering consequences.
Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be—sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it’s hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you’re a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics.
But Cent isn’t easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She’s going to make some changes in the world.
Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents’ arms. She’s teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she’s never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger.
Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom. That was the first time.
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.