hyperspace n.; the (notional) space in which ships travel during a jump
The ship was unchanged, only outside of the port was the red-shot blankness of jump space.
Sense of Obligation in Analog Science Fact & Fiction Sep. 26/2
His skin was growing pale here, as if the few days had really been years. What was time in jumpspace?
Ashes & Stars 27
‘Into Jump Space itself?’ I blurted. Argus gave me a superior look. ‘Jump Space is a mathematical contradiction in terms.’
Void Captain’s Tale (1984) 91
Stsho did that, because stsho minds also had trouble in jumpspace.
Chanur’s Homecoming 95
As the ship left the station, we saw the same sun again in jumpspace and in normal space.
Stranger Suns 130
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.
Sporting Chance 326
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.
Independent Command vii. 146
Harry Harrison, in Analog
Research HistoryMike 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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