Flash Crowd (#59)
|1973-09||Flash Crowd/Teleportation||Short Story||Three Trips in Time and Space, anthology, edited by Robert Silverberg (cloth and paper, Dell)|
| Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Science Fiction Novels, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, Bonanza 1985;|
The Mammoth Book of Short Science Fiction Novels, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh;
Flight of the Horse, The
Best of Larry Niven, The
| Barry Jerome "Jerryberry" Jansen;|
| This story introduced "flash crowds," instant mobs that are a by-product of cheap, worldwide teleportation technology. Niven wrote several sequels to this story, further addressing the various issues posed by instantaneous travel (and suggesting interesting solutions).|
Jansen is spelled "Jensen" in the Flight of the Horse printing.
This story was recently expanded and re-published as Red Tide
|When instantaneous communication collides with instantaneous travel, society is forced to cope with a whole new set of issues. A scuffle at a shopping mall is reported nationwide by a roving "newstaper," and curious onlookers begin appearing on the scene via their brand-new teleportation booths, turning a minor fracas into a major riot.|
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