a location where interstellar jumps are possible
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.
Beyond Meetpoint in the other direction was stsho space, with a great scarcity of jumppoints to help them along.
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.
Many communication modes for ansible transmission were located near jump points, for ease of maintenance and repair.
In the three months it took to reach the jump point, the two Tendu learned to be comfortable with speaking aloud.
We copied them, and by integrating them into the self-replicating tinkertoy machine’s code, we made one big enough to, er, distort space-time and slide Big Rock Candy Mountain close enough to a white space jump point that somebody could plausibly stumble across her.
Christopher Anvil, "Bill for Delivery"
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