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  • v. Present participle of jaunt.


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  • In Bester's THE STARS MY DESTINATION, the jaunting is arguably another such metaphysical unreality, a magical ability to wish oneself elsewhere presented alongside the hypotheticals of space travel, asteroid mining and so on.

    Strange Fiction 8

  • Note that either way jaunting is an essentially human capacity, not open to mechanisation.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Magic

  • Note that the magic of Bester's jaunting is associated with the Promethean fire of PyrE, an enervated and explosive substance triggered by thought (i.e. magic), a blatant concretion of the metaphor of semiosis-as-power. posted by Hal Duncan | 4: 18 PM

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Magic

  • Do we have to say that jaunting is physically possible to call The Stars, My Destination SF?

    Modernism And Modality Links

  • I'm toying with the idea of jaunting over to Keeneland tomorrow to watch the race on simulcast and place a few bets.

    haloaskew Diary Entry

  • Bester gives us telekinesis, "jaunting", shadowy global corporations more powerful than governments, astounding weapons and a deeply misanthropic take on the human condition.

    :Acquired Taste

  • The most notable of these is "jaunting", a means of personal teleportation via mental control.

    REVIEW: The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

  • They were walking about the town when a gentleman drove past them in a dolgusha [a kind of jaunting-car on four wheels], leaning with ungloved hands on a stick resting on the step of the carriage.

    Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood

  • For two or three weeks they go on living at home, and most of that time they are "jaunting," that is, drinking.

    The Kingdom of God Is Within You

  • While some artists come jaunting into town wide-eyed and bushy-tailed for SXSW, the boys of Auto Body, who are already familiar with the Austin underground, return for a good ol' homecoming party.

    Taryn Haight: 10 Electronic Music Acts to Catch at SXSW


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