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April 14th, 2013, 06:27 AM
Another of my fave stories in Skeleton Crew, great sci fi story. Oh by the way check this movie poster of The Jaunt
April 14th, 2013, 07:21 AM
April 14th, 2013, 08:22 AM
is this a good album
April 14th, 2013, 08:25 AM
Check out Alfred Bester you get a chance, The Stars My Destination & Demolished Man, if you enjoyed "The Jaunt"
April 14th, 2013, 09:48 AM
I have not read that in years, but the title still gives me the willies. Creeepy, creepy story.
April 14th, 2013, 10:13 AM
I love how Sai King named the story "The Jaunt" (a "jaunt" meaning "a short excursion or journey for pleasure"). Such a lighthearted, casual word to describe such a terrifying way to travel. His use of irony is genius.
April 14th, 2013, 10:23 AM
I agree Autumn Gust, SK is briliant guy
April 14th, 2013, 12:12 PM
Loved the story. Usually I'm not much of a sci fi fan, but the idea was way too creepy to resist.
April 15th, 2013, 07:23 AM
is this a good album
...it's jazz...it can't be all that bad...
Robyn the Peanut
April 25th, 2013, 04:36 PM
I genuinely haven't read a story for a very long time that left me feeling like this one did. It chilled me literally to the core. It's fantasic but simply the idea of travelling through that expanse of time is impossible to comprehend which is what makes it so much more horrible.
September 23rd, 2013, 01:41 PM
I found this story chilling as well. It probably is his best short, or up close to there, at least. Not only is the idea of being imprisoned in time for that long not comprehensible, but the idea of actually seeing an end to it is likewise beyond the mind. Imagine experiencing a finite infinity...it's a contradiction, but it isn't. Chilling, indeed...
September 23rd, 2013, 02:13 PM
Flying has changed so much since 9/11 - though trans-Atlantic flights were never any fun, they were a joy and pleasure compared to today. I'm saying this because I think of "The Jaunt" every time I fly and catch myself thinking, "Surely someone should have figured out how to teleport by now..."
September 23rd, 2013, 02:14 PM
Found this genuinely creepy. I hate flying. I'd never be up for that.
carrie's younger brother
September 23rd, 2013, 02:19 PM
Unlike a lot of you, I don't seem to retain much of the short stories I read long ago. Just too many of them (and too many years ago), I guess. So I went and read a synopsis of this story on Wikipedia. While I honestly do not remember it, it sounds horrific! Guess I'll have to go back and reread it soon!
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