Reflex (novel)

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Reflex Novel Cover.jpg
Hardcover edition
Author Steven Gould
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
August, 2005
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 384 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-3128-6421-3 (hardback edition)
ISBN 978-0-8125-7854-6 (paperback)
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3557.O8947 R45 2004
Preceded by Jumper
Followed by Impulse

Reflex is the 2004 sequel to the 1992 novel Jumper by Steven Gould.


Set ten years after the conclusion of Jumper, David Rice, a young man with the ability to teleport, has married Millie and occasionally works for the National Security Agency, only accepting jobs that he finds to be morally acceptable. During a meeting with Brian Cox, his NSA handler, Brian is killed, and David is kidnapped by a powerful criminal organization with influence over the NSA and other government agencies. Millie discovers that she, too, has the ability to "jump" and sets out to find and rescue David with help from members of the NSA and, later, the FBI. The novel tells the story from David's and Millie's perspectives in alternating chapters.


  • David Rice – Has the ability to "jump" instantaneously to any location that he can visualize accurately. Kidnapped and held captive throughout most of the story.
  • Millie Harrison-Rice – David's wife. Shares her husband's ability and uses it to track him down and rescue him.
  • Brian Cox – David's connection to the NSA, who is murdered attempting to protect David from capture.
  • Hyacinth Pope – Murderer of Brian Cox and primary tormentor of the captive David.
  • Lawrence Simons – Owner of the house where David is held and important member of the organization behind his abduction. Superior to Hyacinth Pope.


Gould wrote a 2008 short story, "Shade", that takes place after the events in Reflex and before the events in the 2013 novel Impulse. It was published on Tor Books' community website.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Willis, Jesse. "Steven Gould short story Shade @". SFFaudio. 

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