jumpspace n.

hyperspace n.; the (notional) space in which ships travel during a jump

FTL

  • 1961 H. Harrison Sense of Obligation in Analog Science Fact & Fiction Sep. 26/2 Harry Harrison

    The ship was unchanged, only outside of the port was the red-shot blankness of jump space.

  • 1977 G. Zebrowski Ashes & Stars 27 George Zebrowski

    His skin was growing pale here, as if the few days had really been years. What was time in jumpspace?

  • 1983 N. Spinrad Void Captain's Tale (1984) 91 Norman Spinrad

    ‘Into Jump Space itself?’ I blurted. Argus gave me a superior look. ‘Jump Space is a mathematical contradiction in terms.’

  • 1986 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Chanur's Homecoming 95 C. J. Cherryh

    Stsho did that, because stsho minds also had trouble in jumpspace.

  • 1986 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Chanur's Homecoming (1987) 122 C. J. Cherryh

    Stsho did that, because stsho minds also had trouble in jumpspace; but stsho were nonviolent.

  • 1991 G. Zebrowski Stranger Suns 130 George Zebrowski

    As the ship left the station, we saw the same sun again in jumpspace and in normal space.

  • 1994 E. Moon Sporting Chance 326 Elizabeth Moon

    Not good at all. The Benignity has bases on the larger moons of this big lump of gravity we're too close to, and the way we dropped out of jumpspace on their doorstep, they could hardly miss us.

  • 2000 J. Doohan & S. M. Stirling Independent Command vii. 146

    Reality twisted, and if Raeder’s stomach hadn’t already been knotted with tension he would have lost all interest in food. They found themselves spat out of jumpspace into the vicinity of a small yellow sun.


Research requirements

antedating 1961

Earliest cite

Harry Harrison, in Analog

Research History
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1987 reprint of C.J. Cherryh's "Chanur's Homecoming"; Douglas Winston verified the cite in the 1986 first edition. Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1984 reprint of Norman Spinrad's 1983 "The Void Captain's Tale". Douglas Winston submitted a 1994 cite from Elizabeth Moon's "Sporting Chance". Ralf Brown located and Steven Silver submitted a 1991 cite from George Zebrowski's "Stranger Suns". Ralf Brown located and Douglas Winston submitted a 1977 cite from George Zebrowski's "Ashes and Stars". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a reprint of Harry Harrison's "Planet of the Damned"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1961 first magazine appearance. Douglas Winston submitted a 2000 cite from James Doohan and S.M.Stirling's "The Independent Command".

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