1. What birthday is Louis Wu celebrating at the start of the novel?
2. What is a general-address transfer booth?
A public teleportation machine.
3. Why does Louis jump from city-to-city and time zone-to-time zone in Chapter 1?
To stretch out this birthday day.
4. What are Pierson's puppeteers known for?
5. Why did the puppeteers disappear?
They heard that a galactic core had exploded and would reach them in 20,000 years.
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