jump point n.

a location where interstellar jumps are possible

FTL

  • 1964 C. Anvil Bill for Delivery in Analog Science Factโ€“Science Fiction Nov. 76/2

    It makes it kind of rough if, through no fault of your own, the gravitor gives out before its triple-clad warranty period is up, or a jump-point slides out of congruity and hangs the ship up in the middle of nowhere for a month.

  • 1981 โ€˜C. J. Cherryhโ€™ Pride of Chanur (1991) ii. 24 C. J. Cherryh

    Beyond Meetpoint in the other direction was stsho space, with a great scarcity of jumppoints to help them along.

  • 1987 Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Dec. 27/1

    The unmanned pod bundle would continue on its slow, cheap way to its target, one of a long train stretching from Rodeo to the anomaly in space that was the Jump point.

  • 1995 E. Moon Winning Colours (1999) xv. 268 Elizabeth Moon

    Many communication modes for ansible transmission were located near jump points, for ease of maintenance and repair.

  • 1999 A. Thomson Through Alien Eyes (2000) i. 35 Amy Thomson bibliography

    In the three months it took to reach the jump point, the two Tendu learned to be comfortable with speaking aloud.


Research requirements

antedating 1964

Earliest cite

Christopher Anvil, "Bill for Delivery"

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1983 reprint of Christopher Anvil's "Bill for Delivery", which Mike Christie verified in the 1964 first publication.

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