Jumper by Steven Gould ’77
The first in a science fiction series, “Jumper” follows teenager David Rice as he learns he can teleport to escape his abusive household. The idea came to Gould after a series of late night conversations with fellow Aggies while he was a Texas A&M student. “When I sat down to write it, I realized that teleportation is a perfect metaphor for trying to solve problems by running away from them,” he said. The film adaptation of “Jumper” premiered in 2008 starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Bell, while Gould’s third Jumper book, “Impulse,” is a television series streaming soon on YouTube Red.